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2017 Symposium II – Frank Salter Pt. II

Strategic Considerations for Anglo-Australian Identitarians Abstract This paper argues that Anglo patriots should use a dual political-cultural strategy to defend the historic Australian nation and reestablish the liberal nationalist state … Continue reading

24 December 2017 · 1 Comment

2017 Symposium II – Kristor J. Lawson

Toward A New Aristocracy It is easy to show by a gedanken policy test¹ that, everything else held perfectly equal, a society ruled by its best – by its aristoi … Continue reading

24 December 2017 · 2 Comments

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

Poetry by Luke Torrisi: “How to Save Boiling Frogs”

I find that every now and then I am refresh’d by Marine Le Pen Once or twice, she cuts it fine Too much “1789″ But if I tire of such … Continue reading

5 March 2017 · 1 Comment

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 – M. W. Davis

Fogeyism: in Theory and Practice “A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly … Continue reading

11 February 2017 · 2 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

Quote of the Week: Julius Evola, “Heathen Imperium”

“Besides, as we have already stated, although we assert uncompromisingly the necessity of hierarchy, we maintain that this hierarchy should be built dynamically and freely, through natural relations of individual … Continue reading

27 June 2016 · 2 Comments

Quote of the Week: Russell Kirk, “The Conservative Mind”

“Constitutions cannot be made, says Brownson, agreeing with de Miastre: they are the product of slow growth, the expression of a nations historical experience, or they are mere paper. ‘The … Continue reading

20 June 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 – 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

The Ancien Régime was Less Bloody than the Enlightened World

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”).

28 April 2016 · 2 Comments

“I nourish the good and extinguish the bad”

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”).

15 April 2016 · Leave a comment

Francis Bacon on Aristocracy and Justice

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”).

14 April 2016 · Leave a comment

C. S. Lewis on the Debunkers of Monarchy

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”).

16 March 2016 · 1 Comment

Bad Democracy vs Bad Monarchy

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”).

10 March 2016 · Leave a comment

C. S. Lewis, “The Horse and His Boy”

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 … Continue reading

3 February 2016 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Thomas Carlyle, “The Latter Day Pamphlets”

“The Universe itself is a Monarchy and Heirarchy [sic]; large liberty of ‘voting’ there, all manner of choice, utmost free-will, but with conditions inexorable and immeasurable annexed to every exercise … Continue reading

21 December 2015 · 3 Comments

Quote of the Week: Paul Gottfried, “Encounters”

“Of all political attitudes, antimonarchism in the modern age has always struck me as the most bizarre. How can one get annoyed over a middle aged maternal figurehead symbolizing imperial … Continue reading

12 October 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

Quote of the Week: Hugh Cecil, “Conservatism”

“The centre of the Constitution is the Monarchy. Probably everyone would agree in naming the Monarchy as an institution which is was desirable to preserve, and the preservation of which … Continue reading

14 September 2015 · 1 Comment

The Defenestration of an Apparent Heretic

Readers in the online Sidestream may be aware of the recent defenestration of software developer and principal of Urbit, Curtis Yarvin, who was ‘disinvited’ from the StrangeLoop Conference scheduled to … Continue reading

9 June 2015 · 5 Comments

Aristokratia Volume 3: Coming Soon

We have been informed that the third volume of Aristokratia journal (Manticore Press) has been sent to the printers and will shortly be available for purchase. Friends and members of … Continue reading

13 April 2015 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Michael Anissimov, “A Critique of Democracy”

“The first step to being able to consider democracy as an option, rather than a mandatory necessity for any civilized country, is to go back to the Enlightenment and look … Continue reading

6 April 2015 · 1 Comment

Reactionaries save it for Queen Isabella of Spain

“Reactionaries save it for Queen Isabella of Spain, uncompromising visionary sovereign.” (Thomas Carlyle Club for Young Reactionaries; Radish Magazine) “The Commander over Men; he to whose will our wills are … Continue reading

27 March 2015 · 1 Comment

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

Reactionaries Don’t Vote…

“Reactionaries don’t vote for anyone, in any election, because the true King isn’t on the ballot.” (Thomas Carlyle Club for Young Reactionaries; Radish Magazine) “Find in any country the Ablest … Continue reading

20 March 2015 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Andrew Fraser, “The WASP Question”

“Sooner or later, self-respecting Anglo Saxons who take pride in the blood of Alfred the Great running in their veins, must wake up to smell the smoke of the biocultural … Continue reading

9 March 2015 · 2 Comments

Quote of the Week: Andrew Fraser, “Monarchs and Miracles”

“The Crown has always been under a positive duty to protect the spirit of British liberty. That obligation became especially compelling once universal suffrage permitted every elected government to identify … Continue reading

26 January 2015 · 1 Comment

Acknowledgment of Nation

“I acknowledge the Federal Commonwealth, created by the nation under the Crown to defend its undivided sovereignty over all Australia’s lands and waters. “I acknowledge the Christian Anglo-Celtic pioneers and … Continue reading

27 December 2014 · 2 Comments

Quote of the Week: Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn, “Leftism Revisited”

“Democracy is a political form, not a system of government. It has no social content, although the word is frequently misused in that sense. It is wrong to say ‘Mr. … Continue reading

10 November 2014 · 2 Comments

The Great Man of History and the Fallacy of Equality

Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? [Where is the Great Man?] (1 Corinthians 1:20, English Standard Version) Many … Continue reading

16 July 2014 · 2 Comments

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

The Maximal Monarchy: A Monarchist’s Case Against Crowned Republicanism

¶ It’s now been almost two months since Tony Abbott’s Liberal government came to power over the Rudd-Gillard-Rudd-led Labor Party. The relative swing from left to right is one of the … Continue reading

13 November 2013 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Ian Douglas Smith, “Bitter Harvest”

“As I departed, Soames  mentioned that they were sorry that I would be out of the country and thus unable to attend the independence celebrations, as they had been hoping … Continue reading

14 October 2013 · 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

T. S. Eliot and Reactionary Modernism in the Early Twentieth Century

T. S. Eliot is best known as the greatest poet of the twentieth century. Less known, at least in the popular imagination, is his substantial contribution to the rich legacy … Continue reading

9 February 2013 · 2 Comments

Quote of the Week: Sean Gabb, Address to Conservative Future

“A Cameron Government, as I have said, seems willing to try coexistence with the Establishment. The Thatcher Government set out to fight and defeat an earlier and less confident version … Continue reading

12 November 2012 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Thomas Fleming, “The Morality of Everyday Life”

“Henceforth, any project of constructing a global empire would be seen as a second global rebellion against God. Although the punishment for Babel was cancelled at Pentecost, when every man … Continue reading

3 September 2012 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Peter Viereck, “Unadjusted Man in the Age of Overadjustment”

“Even so called ‘absolute’ monarchies were in practice limited by such private groups as an independent clergy, nobility, bourgeois Third Estate, guilds of workers and those real but unwritten limits imposed by … Continue reading

16 July 2012 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Benjamin Disraeli

“By the Conservative cause I mean the splendour of the Crown, the lustre of the Peerage, the privileges of the Commons, the rights of the poor. I mean that harmonious … Continue reading

11 June 2012 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: John Michell, “Confessions of a Radical Traditionalist”

“Kingship is a religious office and its purpose is to uphold the sacred laws and standards of a nation. That is why it has been so widely rejected in this … Continue reading

29 January 2012 · Leave a comment

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