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The Year in Review: 2018, Year of Rage, Year of Hope

  As this summary of issues for 2018 is being drafted, possibly the biggest event on the political landscape is the Government shutdown threatened by US President Donald Trump should … Continue reading

31 December 2018 · 2 Comments

Quote of the Week: George Nash, “The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America Since 1945”

“For radical libertarianism (or anarchism, or radical capitalism – the names seemed interchangeable) drew most of its support not from established right-wing intellectuals but from college students – for example, … Continue reading

16 November 2015 · 2 Comments

Reactionaries Believe in: Values Beyond the Economic

“Reactionaries believe in values beyond the economic: political, spiritual, heroic, organic.” (Thomas Carlyle Club for Young Reactionaries; Radish Magazine) “Modern capitalism is just as subversive as Marxism. The materialistic view … Continue reading

16 January 2015 · 2 Comments

Quote of the Week: Francis Graham Wilson, “The Case for Conservatism”

“I do not think one needs to say that the defense of property means that we must defend a theoretical system of laissez-faire, that, in fact, has never existed except … Continue reading

27 October 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 V: Distributism

The final essay in this series will address the question of government. And, of course, more will be left unsaid than said thereby: we’ve not spoken at all about, say, … Continue reading

19 March 2014 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: René Guénon, “Crisis of the Modern World”

“Finally, there remains one direct consequence of the democratic idea to consider, and this is the negation of the idea of an elite; it is not for nothing that a … Continue reading

10 February 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Julius Evola, “Revolt Against the Modern World”

“Prior to the advent of the civilization of the Third Estate (mercantilism, capitalism), the social ethics that was religiously sanctioned in the West consisted in realizing one’s being and in … Continue reading

6 January 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Quintin Hogg, “The Case for Conservatism”

“The profit motive is accepted and is used as the normal driving force, but it is not permitted to dominate, for if it does we shall do violence to the … Continue reading

22 April 2013 · Leave a comment

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