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Marxism and Secularism’s Cultural Overreach

I God is the “Opiate of the People” For Karl Marx, God is what he calls the “opiate of the people.” That is, belief in God is a kind of … Continue reading

22 October 2018 · 1 Comment

The Inherent Racism of SBS’s Multiculturalism: The Academic Experts [Pt. I]

Contents Part 1 (appears on this page) Part 2 (scroll to end for link) I. Introduction II. The Academic “Experts” III. Discussion IV. Conclusion and Policy Implications I Introduction This … Continue reading

15 June 2018 · 1 Comment

2017 Symposium II – Thomas F. Bertonneau

Is Practicality Practical? Is practicality practical? The answer is, probably not, or at least that it is hard to tell, and that practicality, in any field, might only be practical … Continue reading

24 December 2017 · 1 Comment

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

Political Correctness and the Death of Education – Requiem for a Dream

In The One By Whom Scandal Comes (2014) René Girard writes: “Every culture takes a dim view of anyone who does not unconditionally prefer the native to the foreign, the inside … Continue reading

13 August 2016 · 2 Comments

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

2016 Symposium – Thomas F. Bertonneau

Shostakovich’s “Leningrad” Symphony: Art Transcending Politics The topic is not only compound but complex, associating itself with numerous difficulties.  The term transcendence, for example, is more often associated with religion … Continue reading

30 April 2016 · Leave a 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

Quote of the Week: James Kalb, “Against Inclusiveness”

“It is very difficult for liberal public discussion to reject and suppress the clear indications of science and scholarship, but inclusiveness must do so in order to deny the stubborn difference among … Continue reading

11 April 2016 · 1 Comment

Bonus Quote No.9 (Special March ’16 Mardi Gras Edition): Roz Ward, Introducing the Safe Schools Coalition

“Safe Schools Coalition is about supporting gender and sexual diversity. It’s not about celebrating diversity. It’s not about stopping bullying. It’s about gender and sexual diversity. It’s about same sex … Continue reading

20 March 2016 · Leave a comment

Bonus Quote No.8 (Special March ’16 Mardi Gras Edition): Franklin Kameny and Richard Isay cited by Robert Reilly

“At a Human Rights Campaign dinner, which celebrated him as an LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) civil right hero, the late Franklin Kameny said, ‘I have tended not to adjust myself … Continue reading

5 March 2016 · Leave a comment

Bonus Quote No.2 (Special March ’16 Mardi Gras Edition): Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen, 1989

“We can extract the following principle for our campaign: to desensitize straights to gays and gayness, inundate them in a continuous flood of gay-related advertising, presented in the least offensive fashion possible. … Continue reading

2 March 2016 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week (Special March ’16 Mardi Gras Edition): Roz Ward, “The Role of the Left in the Struggle for LGBTI Rights” Marxism Conference 2015

“LBGTI oppression and hetronormativity are woven into the fabric of capitalism […] This push to fit people into these physical and social gender constructs that promote heterosexuality is still incredibly strong … Continue reading

29 February 2016 · Leave a comment

@WrathofGnon, Thanks for all the Fish!

We would like to take this opportunity, by way of demure, and express gratitude to the Twitter personality known as Wrath of Gnon for his witty counter-cultural series of memes, many … Continue reading

18 January 2016 · 3 Comments

Quote of the Week: Edmund Burke, “Reflections on the Revolution in France”

“Because half a dozen grasshoppers under a fern make the field ring with their importunate chink, whilst thousands of great cattle, reposed beneath the shadow of the British oak, chew … Continue reading

11 January 2016 · 3 Comments

Quote of the Week: Kenneth Minogue, “The Servile Mind”

“Political correctness is not merely the imposition of rules of sensitivity on us; it is also the demand that incorrect thoughts expressing the forbidden attitudes must be stigmatized and abolished. For reasons … Continue reading

28 December 2015 · 3 Comments

What’s Good for the Goose, Should be Good for the Gander

This week’s featured poster can be said to be part of an informal series of counter-counter-cultural “campus agitprop,” in which students who are defamed, libeled and otherwise targeted by so-called “progressive” … Continue reading

22 September 2015 · 6 Comments

One Flag Goes Up, Another Goes Down

The last several weeks have been difficult, particularly for our American cousins, and especially those who have been witnessing the escalating attack on their traditional values and cultural icons. A certain … Continue reading

16 July 2015 · 1 Comment

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Frank Salter, "The Aboriginal Question" (2018)

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