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Against FrontPage’s Neocon Interventionism

The word ‘FrontPage‘ is used in the title because praise for Donald Trump’s recent military attack on Syria is the editorial position and the consensus view of that website magazine. … Continue reading

24 April 2017 · 1 Comment

Guest Video, “Trump’s Machiavellian Tomahawk Kabuki Theatre”

Today’s Guest Video is a short piece presented by the Black Pigeon, titled “Trump’s Machiavellian Tomahawk Kabuki Theatre”. The recent US President’s actions against the Syrian goverment of Bashar al … Continue reading

8 April 2017 · 2 Comments

Meeting Mark Latham – A Curious Identitarianism for Australia

A contingent of STF stalwarts attended an event organised by dissidents within mainstream party politics that featured guest speakers Mark Latham and Ross Cameron. They shared ideas about many things, … Continue reading

15 March 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

Quote of the Week: Francis Fukuyama, “After the Neocons”

“I did not like the original version of Leninism and was skeptical when the Bush administration turned Leninist. Democracy in my view is likely to expand universally in the long run. … Continue reading

6 June 2016 · 2 Comments

Guest Video: “How the Left Conquered the Right”

This Saturday’s Guest Video is Prof. Paul Gottfried’s address to the Sixth Annual Meeting of the Property and Freedom Society of 23-26 May 2011 at Bodrum Turkey, “How the Left … Continue reading

16 January 2016 · 2 Comments

Quote of the Week: Justin Raimondo, “Reclaiming the American Right”

“In the post-Cold War world, libertarians and authentic conservatives are rediscovering their common Old Right heritage not in order to satisfy some purely scholarly impulse, but out of political necessity. … Continue reading

23 November 2015 · 2 Comments

2015 Symposium – Paul Edward Gottfried

Paleoconservatism: A Vanishing Traditional Right The apparent discontent and turmoil among Australian traditionalists after the ousting of the former Prime Minister by the socially liberal Malcolm Turnbull, as reported in … Continue reading

17 October 2015 · Leave a comment

Faux-Conservatism Alive and Well at Sydney University

Every so often I am provided with a piece of writing, where the author purports to be a “conservative”, so that I may offer comment as to its bona fides. … Continue reading

18 September 2015 · 4 Comments

Quote of the Week: Hans-Hermann Hoppe, “Democracy – The God that Failed”

“Let me now come to an evaluation of contemporary conservatism, and then go on to explain why conservatives today must be antistatist libertarians and, equally important, why libertarians must be … Continue reading

1 December 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: John Gray, “Black Mass”

“In America the Right has splintered between neo-conservative ideologues and paleo-conservative nativists. The common factor in these disparate currents is that conservatism has ceased to be a coherent political project. The links … Continue reading

22 September 2014 · 2 Comments

A Question for “Conservatives”

It was drawn to my attention that this week’s episode of the ABC programme Q & A began with a rather “strong question”.1 Normally I regard this programme as a form … Continue reading

6 November 2013 · 2 Comments

Fourth Documentary Screening with Honoured Guest, Sen. Cory Bernardi, 8 April 2013

Last month, on Monday 8 April 2013, the Sydney Traditionalist Forum hosted its fourth documentary screening, the first which was attended by an honoured guest: Senator Cory Bernardi of South … Continue reading

11 May 2013 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Sam Francis, “Beautiful Losers”

“‘Neoconservatism’ today is usually called simply ‘conservatism’, though it is sometimes known under other labeled as well: Fred Barnes’s ‘Big Government conservatism’; HUD Secretary Jack Kemp’s ‘progressive conservatism’; Representative Newt Gingrich’s ‘opportunity … Continue reading

5 March 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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