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2017 Symposium – James Kalb

Identity and the Civilization of the West Identity has become a problem today. No one seems sure where it comes from, what it is for, or what difference it should … Continue reading

11 February 2017 · Leave a comment

2017 Symposium – Richard Cocks

Philosophy and The Crisis of the Modern World To find a way out of the current confusions and rifts in modern Western societies, and for its various countries to regain … Continue reading

11 February 2017 · 1 Comment

2017 Symposium – Urho Lintinen

Restraint: An Heroic Tale in Three Acts Every now and then, a social phenomenon reported by the omnipresent media drives me to engage with a recurring cycle which begins with … Continue reading

11 February 2017 · 2 Comments

2017 Symposium – Luke Torrisi

The Unspoken Moral Questions of Identity Myself against my brother. Myself and my brother against my cousin. Myself, my brother and my cousin against the foreigner. — Arab proverb. At … Continue reading

11 February 2017 · Leave a comment

2017 Symposium – Paul Gottfried

A View of the Political Scene The election of Donald Trump and the decisive ways in which he has acted against the immigration lobby and other entrenched leftist interests since … Continue reading

11 February 2017 · 2 Comments

René Girard – Imitation and Life Without God

In preparation for teaching a literature course in the 1950s, René Girard reread some of the classic novels. In the process he realized that the novelists had had profound insights … Continue reading

4 January 2017 · 4 Comments

Quote of the Week: Ernst Jünger, “The Forest Passage”

“Fundamentally, freedom and tyranny cannot be considered in isolation, although we observe them succeeding each other in time. It can clearly be said that tyranny suppresses and eliminates freedom – … Continue reading

19 September 2016 · 1 Comment

C. S. Lewis: The Price of Freedom is Loneliness

SydneyTrads is the web page of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum: an association of young professionals who form part of the Australian independent right (also known as “non-aligned right”).

29 July 2016 · 1 Comment

René Guénon and Eric Voegelin on the Degeneration of Right Order [Part II]

I Guénon, Voegelin, and the Modern Crisis. The concupiscent subject’s response to the Siren Song of the ecumene, to conquer and possess it, qualifies as Voegelin’s privative exodus in at … Continue reading

26 July 2016 · 4 Comments

José Antonio Primo de Rivera on Freedom and Order

SydneyTrads is the web page of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum: an association of young professionals who form part of the Australian independent right (also known as “non-aligned right”).

21 July 2016 · 1 Comment

2016 Symposium – Krzysztof Urbanek

Adversus Haereses: Nicolás Gómez Dávila Against the Religion of Democracy¹ I Nicolás Gómez Dávila2 is primarily known for his authorship of the five volume work Scholia to an Implicit Text. … Continue reading

30 April 2016 · 1 Comment

2016 Symposium – Luke Torrisi

Politics, Transcendence and the Corner Store These days I find far too many people, who profess to be on the side against progressive politics and Cultural Marxism, only capable of … Continue reading

30 April 2016 · 2 Comments

2016 Symposium – James Kalb

Liberalism as a Religion The strange and increasingly nonfunctional condition of Western political and social life cannot easily be changed, because its causes are quite basic. To endure any length … Continue reading

30 April 2016 · 3 Comments

Quote of the Week: James Kalb, “Against Inclusiveness”

“It is very difficult for liberal public discussion to reject and suppress the clear indications of science and scholarship, but inclusiveness must do so in order to deny the stubborn difference among … Continue reading

11 April 2016 · Leave a comment

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on Freedom and Equality

SydneyTrads is the web page of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum: an association of young professionals who form part of the Australian independent right (also known as “dissident right” or “outer right”).

7 January 2016 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Adam L. Tate (on Nathaniel Tucker), “Conservatism and Southern Intellectuals”

“Moral behavior, a central component of society, rested on the strength of the will. Tucker called the human will ‘the master of DESTINY.’ For Tucker, knowledge alone, the realm of … Continue reading

30 November 2015 · 2 Comments

Quote of the Week: Luke Torrisi, Address at the University of Technology Sydney

“The first thing about the enduring moral order is that […] it’s got to be something that is permanent, it’s got to be something that continues throughout time as a … Continue reading

5 October 2015 · 3 Comments

1984 Was Not Supposed to be an Instruction Manual

SydneyTrads is the internet portal and communication page of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum: an association of young professionals who form part of the Australian independent right (also known as “dissident right” … Continue reading

7 August 2015 · 2 Comments

Quote of the Week: Theodore Dalrymple, “Our Culture, What’s Left of It”

“Even Mill came to see the limitations of his own principle as a guide for policy and to deny that all pleasures were of equal significance for human existence. It … Continue reading

18 August 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Cory Bernardi, “The Conservative Revolution”

“Thus when the conservative discusses freedom, he accepts that while maximising it is a worthy goal, it must nevertheless always be balanced by the broader need for a cohesive and … Continue reading

9 June 2014 · Leave a comment

Essays on the Frankfurt School, Part IV: Natural Rights

“I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way.” — Robert Frost One of the most confusing developments of the late … Continue reading

5 March 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Cory Bernardi, “The Conservative Revolution”

“The very notion of true liberty is often difficult to grasp because it tends to be measured according to subjective values that can differ widely between individuals and cultures. When … Continue reading

24 February 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Carl Schmitt, “The Crisis of Parliamentary Democracy”

“Thus democracy appeared to have the self-evidence of an irresistible advancing and expanding force. So long as it was essentially a polemical concept (that is, the negation of established monarchy), democratic convictions … Continue reading

13 May 2013 · Leave a comment

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Cory Bernardi, "The Conservative Revolution"

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