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Poetry by Mark Richardson: “I Remember”

I remember when I saw what my fathers saw. These unmade roads paddocks eaten bare the box trees rising, triumphantly, from nowhere. I remember when I breathed the air of … Continue reading

4 March 2017 · Leave a comment

Is Western Civilization Misogynistic?

Resentment combines hatred and love/desire. Self-hatred and dissatisfaction often leads to imagining that someone else has it better and to resentfully desiring to be that someone. That other person is … Continue reading

19 February 2017 · 6 Comments

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

Julius Evola on Myth

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15 December 2016 · 1 Comment

The Pagan Ordeal of Dominique Venner [Part I]

Dominique Venner (born 16 April 1935) ended his life publicly and dramatically by shooting himself in the mouth before the altar of Our Lady of Notre Dame in Paris three … Continue reading

2 November 2016 · 3 Comments

Francis Bacon on Aristocracy

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29 September 2016 · 1 Comment

Progress: the Destruction of What Our Ancestors Nurtured

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28 September 2016 · 2 Comments

Quote of the Week: Gerhart Niemeyer, “Modern Age”

“It is an experience that later befell Mustapha Kemal, the father of ‘modern’ Turkey, and Nehru, the leader of India’s ‘modernization.’ Moved by this experience strong groups within a number … Continue reading

26 September 2016 · 1 Comment

Edmund Burke on our Ancestors and Posterity

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11 September 2016 · 1 Comment

Low Time Preference

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”).

10 September 2016 · 2 Comments

Low Time Preference

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26 August 2016 · 1 Comment

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

Your Life is a Gift from Your Ancestors to Your Descendants

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3 August 2016 · 2 Comments

Low Time Preference

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13 July 2016 · 1 Comment

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 – Barry Spurr

“Falling towers”: T.S. Eliot, the Decline of the West and the Doctrine of the Incarnation I Central to T.S. Eliot’s Anglo-Catholic faith and practice, which he pursued from the time … Continue reading

30 April 2016 · 6 Comments

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

G. K. Chesterton on Custom and Utopianism

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24 March 2016 · Leave a comment

You Will Stamp Out Your Fear if…

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9 March 2016 · Leave a comment

What Would Your Ancestors Do?

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”).

4 March 2016 · Leave a comment

Denounce Tradition and all you have left is Rootless Radicalism

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2 March 2016 · 1 Comment

E. H. Looney on Manhood, Family and Destiny

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18 February 2016 · 1 Comment

Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn on the Farmer as Enemy of Socialism

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10 February 2016 · 2 Comments

Ave Et Vale – Roderick Ian West

“Do not suppose, that in thus appealing to the ancients, I am throwing back the world two thousand years, and fettering Philosophy with the reasonings of paganism.” – Bl. John … Continue reading

26 January 2016 · 4 Comments

Announcing Campaign to “Save Southern Heritage”

Earlier today we wrote a brief reflection on recent developments in the ongoing assault on America’s Southern heritage, its symbols and icons. The latest campaign to remove the Southern Cross from … Continue reading

4 July 2015 · 2 Comments

Antipodean Reflections on America’s 4th July Celebrations, 2015

This may be one of the most ironic Independence Day anniversaries celebrated by our American cousins across the pond. With the recent media driven controversies continuing to rage over the … Continue reading

4 July 2015 · 2 Comments

Quote of the Week: T. S. Eliot, “After Strange Gods”

“I hold – in summing up – that a tradition is rather a way of feeling and acting which characterises a group throughout generations; and that it must largely be, or … Continue reading

22 June 2015 · 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

Quote of the Week: Thomas Molnar, “Utopia, the Perennial Heresy”

“In his desire to start from the ‘unspoiled beginning,’ the utopian feels he must clear away what has gone before, that is, everything from the customary meaning of words to … Continue reading

16 June 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

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

“Historically the male role has been seen to be one of protector and breadwinner. In many instances they have also served as the authority figure within a household. This is … Continue reading

28 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

Conservative Tales No. 2: Tradition as Language

Last Christmas I had to undertake the awful task of combing the bowels of a ‘shopping centre’ to find some inexpensive ‘stocking fillers’ for my children. I wanted to obtain … Continue reading

20 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

Not Your Traditional Idea of Education

Some would regard it as a brilliant piece of modern advertising. It is personal, crisp, direct. It carries a simple and effective message: “Oh come all ye young aspirants and … Continue reading

2 October 2013 · Leave a comment

William of Cloudeslee: Who is He?

In an effort to educate my eldest boy as to his heritage, I decided to read to him from a book that I ‘salvaged’ entitled Hero-Myths and Legends of the British … Continue reading

18 September 2013 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: G. K. Chesterton, “Orthodoxy”

“Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking around. All democrats object to men being disqualified by the accident of … Continue reading

16 September 2013 · 1 Comment

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

“Natural conservatism values and aims to protect the tried and true; both together, because the tried alone may have little in its favor and much against it and because the true … Continue reading

2 September 2013 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: George Santayana, “Skepticism and Animal Faith”

“It is true that, quite apart from living discourse, a set of axioms and postulates, as simple as we like, may be posited in the air, and deductions drawn from … Continue reading

5 August 2013 · Leave a comment

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

“When a tendency has gone to extremes, it is most evident that something must be done to oppose it. Opposing one aspect of it may not be enough to reverse … Continue reading

22 July 2013 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Kenneth Minogue, “Conservative Realism”

“This drive to manage society is in our time so pervasive that it has spread beyond the area of political debate and is now enthusiastically carried on, more or less … Continue reading

1 July 2013 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Philippe Vardun, “Generation Identity” (Forward)

“They have defiled our flags, erased our frontiers, twisted the very names of things. With them, the homeland is no longer the land of one’s fathers! It turns into a … Continue reading

17 June 2013 · Leave a comment

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

“Moral traditions, then, are enabling rather than productive; defensive rather than venturesome regulative rather than goal-directed. A moral tradition is working well if no one in society needs to be … Continue reading

27 May 2013 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Russell Kirk, “The Paleoconservatives”

“Traditions also have been defended upon empirical grounds. That a society seems to have thrived when it obeyed the dictates of tradition, and seemed to have suffered when it sought … Continue reading

25 March 2013 · Leave a comment

Ideology In Our Vexicology

With great dismay, we have again seen the cast of usual suspects revising what should be  one of our most treasured national symbols – our national flag. However, on this … Continue reading

9 March 2013 · 7 Comments

Quote of the Week: Allen Tate, “Essays of Four Decades”

“The kind of property that sustains the traditional society is not only not hostile to a unified moral code; it is positively the basis of it. Moreover it is the … Continue reading

28 January 2013 · Leave a comment

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

Conservative Tales No.1: The Instruction of Tradition

A national or racial culture exists when the works (art, letters) of that nation do not and do not need to ask favours because they have been produced by a … Continue reading

29 October 2012 · 1 Comment

Recommended book:

Cory Bernardi, "The Conservative Revolution"

Cory Bernardi, "The Conservative Revolution" (Connor Court, 2013)

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Frank Salter, "The War on Human Nature in Australia's Political Culture"

Frank Salter, "The War on Human Nature"

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Derek Turner, "Sea Changes" (Washington Summit Publishers 2012)

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