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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 – 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 – 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

Organic Society

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”).

7 December 2016 · 1 Comment

G. K. Chesterton on the Nation of “Tolerably Contented Peasants”

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1 December 2016 · 1 Comment

E. H. Looney on Fundamental Civil Rights

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25 August 2016 · 1 Comment

Your Life is a Gift from Your Ancestors to Your Descendants

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3 August 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 – Alain de Benoist

Irreplaceable Communities Communities, whether they are ancient or recent, of an ethno-cultural, linguistic, religious, sexual nature or other, are natural dimensions of membership. No individual can exist without membership, even … Continue reading

30 April 2016 · 3 Comments

2016 Symposium – Alain de Benoist

Irremplaçables Communautés Les communautés, qu’elles soient anciennes ou récentes, de nature ethno-culturelle, linguistique, religieuse, sexuelle ou autre, sont des dimensions naturelles d’appartenance. Aucun individu ne peut exister sans appartenance, fût-ce … Continue reading

30 April 2016 · Leave a comment

Guest Video: Viktor Orbán, “Shall we be slaves or men set free — That is the question, answer me!”

Today’s Guest Video is provided courtesy of “Vlad Tepes” and the transcript is available at the website of the Prime Minister of Hungary. Other than the occasional video posted in … Continue reading

26 March 2016 · Leave a comment

New Zealanders vote to Keep Their Flag

In a setback to “progressives” in New Zealand, the push to belittle and erase the traditional symbols of national identity has been defeated in the country’s recent referendum to replace the … Continue reading

25 March 2016 · 1 Comment

2015 Symposium – Frank Salter

Australian Conservatism after Abbott: The Need for Social Movements Following the replacement of Tony Abbott by Malcolm Turnbull as prime minister, some conservatives are asking what can be done to … Continue reading

17 October 2015 · 1 Comment

The Dalai Lama: A Bigot, Apparently

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

3 July 2015 · 2 Comments

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: Samuel Coleridge, “Letters on the Spaniards”

“That there is an individual spirit that breaths through a whole people, is participated in by all, though not by all alike; a spirit which gives a colour and character … Continue reading

4 August 2014 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Lawrence Auster, “The Path to National Suicide”

“The global conception of morality results, I would argue, in a distortion of morality rather than its fulfillment. Ethics could be defined as a sense of responsibility toward other human beings and … Continue reading

21 April 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Dinesh D’Souza, “Letter to a Young Conservative”

“The people in democratic society empower their government to act in their interest. Why should their elected representatives be neutral between their interests and, say, the interests of the Somalians? … Continue reading

27 January 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Edmund Burke, “An Appeal from the New to the Old Whigs”

“We have obligations to mankind at large, which are not in consequence of any special voluntary pact […] Our country is not a thing of mere physical locality. It consists, … Continue reading

9 December 2013 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Bill Cunningham, “New York”

“Then the army came along, this is 1951, I was drafted, well they were appalled that I would go and their investment would be on hold, who knows what would … Continue reading

25 November 2013 · Leave a comment

Classicism: Its Theory and Practice

I. The Question Anyone possessed with a literary enthusiasm has read a poem written in the last half-century or so that made them wince with pain—a poem written by someone … Continue reading

9 October 2013 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Roger Scruton, “The Need for Nations”

“It is my contention that people need to identify themselves through a first person plural if they are to accept the sacrifices required by society. As  I have tried to … Continue reading

23 September 2013 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Rudyard Kipling, “The Stranger”

The Stranger within my gate, He may be true or kind, But he does not talk my talk— I cannot feel his mind. I see the face and the eyes … Continue reading

18 February 2013 · 4 Comments

Quote of the Week: Lawrence Auster, “Erasing America”

“In the traditional or Classical-Christian view, life is experienced as participation in (or as rebellion against) a comprehensive order of existence – natural, social and divine – that precedes the … Continue reading

14 January 2013 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Diana West “The Death of the Grown-Up”

“And therein lies Hitler’s revenge – the cultural leveling that either emerged from, or was, in some crucial way, accentuated by natural outrage over the crimes against humanity committed by … Continue reading

10 December 2012 · Leave a comment

Award for National Self-Effacement at Sydney University’s Student Paper

Universities in Australia have been hot-beds of radicalism for decades since the social revolt of the 1960’s permeated all facets of academic and student life. Leftist politics has therefore dominated … Continue reading

12 October 2012 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: W. Somerset Maugham, “The Razor’s Edge”

“It is very difficult to know people and I don’t think one can ever really know any but one’s own countrymen. For men and women are not only themselves; they … Continue reading

10 September 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: Lawrence Auster, “Huddled Clichés”

“The belief that immigrants from non-Western countries can morally improve Americans is a by-product of the ideology of democratic universalism. The establishment conservatives (who, to paraphrase Richard Nixon, are all … Continue reading

27 February 2012 · Leave a comment

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