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Suicide of the West: Towards a Universal Homogeneous Super-State

This is the text of a presentation given to the Sydney Traditionalist Forum on 23 November 2018 by Prof. Ted Sadler, as part of the Forum’s “Quarterly Inquiry Series”. ♣ … Continue reading

4 February 2019 · 1 Comment

Daniel Friberg, The Real Right Returns: A Handbook for the True Opposition (Arktos, 2015)

This book is primarily a collection of essays by Daniel Friberg, who has long experience within the Right, despite his relative youth, and is presently CEO of Arktos Media Ltd., … Continue reading

25 June 2018 · 1 Comment

2017 Symposium II – Thomas F. Bertonneau

Is Practicality Practical? Is practicality practical? The answer is, probably not, or at least that it is hard to tell, and that practicality, in any field, might only be practical … Continue reading

24 December 2017 · 1 Comment

Vincent d’Indy, le Wagnerisme, & Tradition

Vincent d’Indy (1851 – 1931), a close contemporary of Sir Edward Elgar (1857 – 1934), studied under César Franck (1822 – 1890) at the Paris Conservatory. On Franck’s death, d’Indy … Continue reading

30 November 2017 · 1 Comment

Guest Video, “The End Game: Why the West is Lost”

Today’s Guest Video is by the Black Pigeon, titled “The End Game: Why the West is Lost”. The seventeen minute presentation is a summation of a private exchange the Black … Continue reading

13 May 2017 · 2 Comments

Is Western Civilization Misogynistic?

Resentment combines hatred and love/desire. Self-hatred and dissatisfaction often leads to imagining that someone else has it better and to resentfully desiring to be that someone. That other person is … Continue reading

19 February 2017 · 6 Comments

2017 Symposium – Thomas F. Bertonneau

Identity: The Future of a Paradox When Publius Virgilius Maro, more familiarly Virgil, accepted the commission from Augustus, formerly Gaius Octavius, to create an identity for the Roman people by … Continue reading

11 February 2017 · 1 Comment

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 – Brett Stevens

Y3K Western identity never knew itself. Men of the West understood themselves as tribes and later nations, but never saw a need to unify as a civilization until they faced … Continue reading

11 February 2017 · Leave a comment

2017 Symposium – Alastair Paynter

Whither Albion? Whither Europe? 2016 showed itself to be the year of possibility. Things which seemed unlikely or nigh impossible a mere two or three years ago have come to … Continue reading

11 February 2017 · 1 Comment

The Pagan Ordeal of Dominique Venner [Part II]

The limitations in Venner’s thought once established, it becomes possible to set forth in parallel an apology for his philosophical contribution. Venner’s active participation in an organized and at times … Continue reading

3 November 2016 · 1 Comment

The Pagan Ordeal of Dominique Venner [Part I]

Dominique Venner (born 16 April 1935) ended his life publicly and dramatically by shooting himself in the mouth before the altar of Our Lady of Notre Dame in Paris three … Continue reading

2 November 2016 · 3 Comments

Political Correctness and the Death of Education – Requiem for a Dream

In The One By Whom Scandal Comes (2014) René Girard writes: “Every culture takes a dim view of anyone who does not unconditionally prefer the native to the foreign, the inside … Continue reading

13 August 2016 · 2 Comments

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

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

I Introduction The Diadochic Kingdoms No area of Western history is quite as recondite as that of the Diadochic empires, the successor-kingdoms that sprang up in the wake of Alexander … Continue reading

19 July 2016 · 6 Comments

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 – Kristor J. Lawson

The Social Contract with the Logos Society as manifest in all its organs and instruments – including the individual – is mediated by a web of agreements among disparate entities … Continue reading

30 April 2016 · Leave a comment

Ave Et Vale – Roderick Ian West

“Do not suppose, that in thus appealing to the ancients, I am throwing back the world two thousand years, and fettering Philosophy with the reasonings of paganism.” – Bl. John … Continue reading

26 January 2016 · 4 Comments

Quote of the Week: Giovan Battista Vico, “The New Science” (1774)

“So that if worship of providence were forbidden, the natural consequence would be their fall, for a nation of fatalists or casualists or atheists never existed in the world, and we saw … Continue reading

23 March 2015 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Richard Weaver, “Ideas Have Consequences”

“We may feel satisfied to be damned for not producing great art or for not observing ceremony, but what if it is shown that addiction to comforts unfits us for … Continue reading

3 November 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Sophocles, “Ajax”

“[…] I have learned my lesson, To obey the gods – and not be disrespectful To the sons of Atreus; they are in command, And we are under them; that … Continue reading

13 October 2014 · 2 Comments

Quote of the Week: Julius Evola, “Meditations on the Peaks”

“In this way, beyond the natural symbol of the mountain, which is directly perceived by the senses, we can access its doctrinal and traditional symbolism, namely, the deeper content of … Continue reading

12 May 2014 · Leave a comment

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