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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

Quote of the Week: Jonathan Bowden, “Western Civilization Bites Back”

“If you look at mass popular culture, the heroic is still alive. It’s still alive in junk films, in comic books, in forms that culturally elitist society and intellectuals disprivilege. … Continue reading

22 August 2016 · 1 Comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Drive (for Daddy Gene)

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Luke Torrisi. The notes were produced for a recent broadcast, and form the basis of a … Continue reading

15 August 2016 · 4 Comments

2016 Symposium – Gwendolyn Taunton

Nietzsche: The Physician of Culture Do not be afraid of the stream of things: this stream turns back on itself: it runs away from itself not only twice. Every ‘it … Continue reading

30 April 2016 · 1 Comment

2016 Symposium – Kristor J. Lawson

The Social Contract with the Logos Society as manifest in all its organs and instruments – including the individual – is mediated by a web of agreements among disparate entities … 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

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Danny Dill and Mel Tilli – Detroit City

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominik Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 31 March 2014, and form … Continue reading

23 June 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Fabian Tassano, “Mediocracy”

“Mediocracy cannot permit genuine dissent. Apart from the fact that its ideology cannot be questioned, there is a risk that its high culture will be exposed as valueless. “The solution … Continue reading

2 June 2014 · Leave a comment

The Liberal Culture Olympics

One could say that the Eurovision song contest is the Liberal Olympics except that the Olympics have themselves become so attuned to the zeitgeist it is more accurate to refer … Continue reading

27 May 2014 · Leave a comment

Poem: “Accents”

In this world, there are various accents around, And each speaker emits a particular sound. Did you know that your accent reveals who you are? If you’re conscious of that, … Continue reading

22 May 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Lonestar – My Front Porch Looking In

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominik Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 27 September 2010, and form … Continue reading

19 May 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Kye Fleming and Dennis Morgan – I was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominik Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 28 June 2010, and form … Continue reading

12 May 2014 · Leave a comment

It’s OK to say NO to Cultural Marxism

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9 May 2014 · Leave a comment

Poem: “The English Tongue Today”

Once upon a time the English tongue, Used to be like rhythmic music sung. What has happened to this speech today? Tortured it has been in every way. Many ulcers … Continue reading

8 May 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Ben Folds Five – Brick

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominik Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 1 November 2010, and form … Continue reading

5 May 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Eric Clapton – My Father’s Eyes

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominik Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 6 September 2010, and form … Continue reading

28 April 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Brian Elliot and Madonna – Papa Don’t Preach

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominik Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 4 July 2011, and form … Continue reading

21 April 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Gwen Stefani – A Simple Kind of Life

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominik Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 19 July 2010, and form … Continue reading

14 April 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and Desmond Child – Living on a Prayer

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominic Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 2 August 2010, and form … Continue reading

7 April 2014 · Leave a comment

Ark de Triumph: Review of “Noah” (Darren Aronofsky)

The Biblical epic of Noah and his Ark has been a childhood staple for generations of Sunday school going youngsters – the felt board classic, replete with cute animals sticking … Continue reading

3 April 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Delores O’Riordan – The Icicle Melts

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominik Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 25 October 2010, and form … Continue reading

31 March 2014 · 3 Comments

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Don Cook and John Barlow Jarvis – Born & Raised in Black & White

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominic Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 30 August 2010, and form … Continue reading

24 March 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: The Finn Brothers – I Won’t Give In

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominic Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 5 July 2010, and form … Continue reading

17 March 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Mark Topham and Karl Twigg – Pray

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominik Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 9 August 2010, and form … Continue reading

10 March 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Tommy Emmanuel – I still Can’t say Goodbye

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominik Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 16 August 2010, and form … Continue reading

3 March 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Ken Tamplin – Living for the Lord

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Luke Torrisi. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 21 February 2011, and form … Continue reading

24 February 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Steven Curtis Chapman – Fingerprints of God

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Luke Torrisi. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 14 February 2011, and form … Continue reading

17 February 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Aaron Tippin – You Gotta Stand for Somethin’

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Luke Torrisi. The notes were produced for a broadcast of last year and form the basis … Continue reading

10 February 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Taylor Swift – Brought Up That Way

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominik Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 16 August 2010, and form … Continue reading

3 February 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Alan Jackson, “Hard Hat and a Hammer”

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominic Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 17 January 2011, and form … Continue reading

27 January 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Elvis Presley, “Only The Strong Survive”

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominik Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 24 January 2011, and form … Continue reading

20 January 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Mike Rutherford and B. A. Robertson “In the Living Years”

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominik Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 16 August 2010, … Continue reading

13 January 2014 · Leave a comment

Thinking Right About Pop Culture: Wilbert Harrison, “Let’s Stick Together”

What follows are programme notes for the “Conservative Song” segment of Radio Carpe Diem compiled by Dominik Giemza. The notes were produced for a broadcast of Monday, 31 May 2010 … Continue reading

6 January 2014 · Leave a comment

Elegant English: How to Communicate like a Gentleman or a Lady

Whenever I have lamented the poor use of English grammar, lexicon or semantics in the present age, people have told me that I was over-reacting, and that English, like all … Continue reading

16 February 2013 · 15 Comments

All Things Being Equal – The Madness of Egalitarianism in Australia

Introduction Anyone who has lived in Australia for even one day would notice how fiercely egalitarian this culture is, or how everyone strives for equality at every level and at … Continue reading

2 February 2013 · 7 Comments

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

“The meaningful moral choice is not between conforming and nonconforming but between conforming to the ephemeral, stereotyped values of the moment and conforming to the ancient, lasting archetypal values shared … Continue reading

3 December 2012 · Leave a comment

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