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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

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

Poetry by Derek Turner: “Cold Constitutional”

On the ice-edge of the hill Gazing down grateful from verge of valley, Coming in across country, a splinter of winter – My feet hold fields. And today, I saw … Continue reading

27 February 2017 · 1 Comment

Globalism, Don Juan and the Perennial Philosophy

The perennial philosophy involves the notion that there are certain metaphysical truths that transcend any particular culture: that there is essentially just one wisdom tradition and it identifies a hierarchy … Continue reading

20 February 2017 · 5 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 – 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

2017 Symposium – Tomislav Sunić

European or Ethnic Identity? In light of the mass migrations of non-Europeans to Europe we must redefine the notion of the political. The notion of the political is eternal, although … Continue reading

11 February 2017 · 3 Comments

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

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 Inherent Futility of Utopian and Abstract National Projects

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22 September 2016 · Leave a comment

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

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 – Valdis Grinsteins

The failure of Utopian Europe The great advantage of seeing things from afar is that the whole can be appreciated without the observer being distracted with irrelevant or trivial details. … Continue reading

30 April 2016 · Leave a comment

2016 Symposium – Valdis Grinsteins

El Fracaso de la Europa Utopista. La gran ventaja de ver las cosas de lejos es que fácilmente observamos el conjunto y no nos distraemos en los detalles. Un árbol, … Continue reading

30 April 2016 · Leave a 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

Carl Gustav Jung on Myth and Identity

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6 January 2016 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Jean-Pierre Changeux, “What Makes Us Think?”

“On the other hand, what is true for language is also true, by implication, for a particular system of cultural representations, of legal and ethical rules. If, on his arrival … Continue reading

2 November 2015 · 2 Comments

2015 Symposium – Morgan Qasabian (Part 1)

Conservative Prospects in the Second Age of Malcolm Part One I On 15 September this year, a left-wing Prime Minister was sworn in. The 29th Prime Minister of this Commonwealth … Continue reading

17 October 2015 · Leave a comment

2015 Symposium – Urho Lintinen

Impressions from the Old Continent I Introduction 2015 has seen steadily escalating polarization of political lines dividing European public sphere due to the re-emergence of the Greek financial crisis, rapidly … Continue reading

17 October 2015 · Leave a comment

“British”, apparently…

Only moments ago, Eliza Harvey of ABC24‘s free-to-air news referred to the perpetrators of the 2005 London Tube bombings as “British.” Not “British born”, but “British.” Tomorrow, London will be … Continue reading

6 July 2015 · 3 Comments

The Sacred Grove: Natural Space and the Numinous

I A pervasive interest in the association of natural space with the sacred is a noticeable tendency in the work of some important Traditionalists. Tolkien, for instance, epitomises this tendency, … Continue reading

24 December 2014 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Cory Bernardi, “The Conservative Revolution”

“Indeed, there is no model conservative due to the inherently variable nature of the human condition and the particular traditions that it creates. This will naturally result in a wide … Continue reading

8 December 2014 · Leave a comment

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: Guillaume Faye, “Archeofuturism”

“Moreover, as the philosopher Raymond Ruyer, detested by the left-bank intelligentsia, foretold in his two important works, Les nuisances idéologiques and Les cents prochains siècles, once the historical digression of … Continue reading

7 July 2014 · Leave a comment

It’s OK to say NO to Cultural Marxism

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23 May 2014 · Leave a comment

Essays on the Frankfurt School, Part III: Carl Jung

As to the previous essay on Existentialism, it could be surmised that man’s obligation to construct meaning in his own life is limited only to physical, concrete realities. Jung calls … Continue reading

19 February 2014 · Leave a comment

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

“Those who begin from a particular traditional civilisation are able to integrate it by freeing it from its historical and contingent aspects, and thus bring back the generative principles to … Continue reading

30 September 2013 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Jonathan Bowden, Interview at the Union Jack Club, 21 November 2009

“Q. In what sense to you understand men and women to be different and in which way should societal and other institutional discrimination reflect those differences?” “A. I think life determines the … Continue reading

26 August 2013 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: John Kekes, “A Case for Conservatism”

“Conservatism has different versions because its advocates disagree about what political arrangements would make a society good. There is, however, no disagreement about having to find the right political arrangements … Continue reading

16 April 2012 · Leave a comment

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