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The Cultural Revolution: Red China and the United States Compared in Iconic Events

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28 August 2017 · 1 Comment

Poetry by E. Antony Gray: “The Death Song of Brother Jonathan”

Perish, shining republic — taller than the sky; You are a white-washed tomb, In you dead men lie; You had ate the world from your seven-hilled home; You have eaten … Continue reading

20 August 2017 · 1 Comment

Poetry by Luke Torrisi: “Rust Belt Lament”

Yes we can, yes we can We can what – I hear no plan? I am but a simple man I might feel pain But I don’t complain I just … Continue reading

1 March 2017 · 1 Comment

2017 Symposium – Brett Stevens

Y3K Western identity never knew itself. Men of the West understood themselves as tribes and later nations, but never saw a need to unify as a civilization until they faced … Continue reading

11 February 2017 · Leave a comment

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

Tremors in the Overton

One of the interesting aspects of living towards the outer edges of the civilised world is that the Cathedral1 signal is far more refined than it is in the United … Continue reading

18 November 2016 · 5 Comments

Guest Video: Black Lives Matter vs All Lives Matter Supporters

Today’s Guest Video is from Joey Salads, a “social experiment” titled “Black Lives Matter vs All Lives Matter Supporters”. In the video, the host carries a “Black Lives Matter” sign … Continue reading

1 October 2016 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: John Red Eagle and Vox Day, “Cuckservative”

“Are all cultures the same? Even today’s establishment cultural relativists won’t deny difference in fashion, color schemes, music and the many other superficial trappings of culture. Bring up values, however, … Continue reading

12 September 2016 · 1 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: Irving Babbitt, “Character & Culture”

“The ultra-utilitarians are not only as completely lost for art and literature as the Puritans, but their point of view is far more catching. We see the waves of utilitarianism … Continue reading

30 May 2016 · 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: Joseph Sobran, “Pensées”

“Liberalism has come to stand for an obsession with the abnormal for its own sake—the minority, the dissident, the outsider, the deviant, and so on. One detects an actual preference … Continue reading

1 June 2015 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn, “Leftism Revisited”

“Democracy is a political form, not a system of government. It has no social content, although the word is frequently misused in that sense. It is wrong to say ‘Mr. … Continue reading

10 November 2014 · 2 Comments

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

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

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 · 1 Comment

Quote of the Week: Ron Paul, “The School Revolution”

“Each day the Bible was read, the Lord’s Prayer was said, and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited. No one objected, mainly because the school atmosphere reflected the values of … Continue reading

2 December 2013 · Leave a comment

The Maximal Monarchy: A Monarchist’s Case Against Crowned Republicanism

¶ It’s now been almost two months since Tony Abbott’s Liberal government came to power over the Rudd-Gillard-Rudd-led Labor Party. The relative swing from left to right is one of the … Continue reading

13 November 2013 · Leave a comment

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: Peter Viereck, “Conservatism Revisited”

“What worries the conservative is not so much the liberal as his grandson. The liberal himself is a benign and beamish soul, as well behaved as you could wish, for … Continue reading

1 April 2013 · Leave a comment

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