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2017 Symposium II – Frank Salter Pt. II

Strategic Considerations for Anglo-Australian Identitarians Abstract This paper argues that Anglo patriots should use a dual political-cultural strategy to defend the historic Australian nation and reestablish the liberal nationalist state … Continue reading

24 December 2017 · 1 Comment

2017 Symposium – Luke Torrisi

The Unspoken Moral Questions of Identity Myself against my brother. Myself and my brother against my cousin. Myself, my brother and my cousin against the foreigner. — Arab proverb. At … Continue reading

11 February 2017 · Leave a 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

René Girard – Imitation and Life Without God

In preparation for teaching a literature course in the 1950s, René Girard reread some of the classic novels. In the process he realized that the novelists had had profound insights … Continue reading

4 January 2017 · 4 Comments

Isaiah Berlin on Utopianism

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12 December 2016 · 1 Comment

The Inherent Futility of Utopian and Abstract National Projects

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22 September 2016 · Leave a comment

Irving Babbitt on the Conceits of Progressive Ideologues

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”).

15 September 2016 · 2 Comments

A Reflection on Joseph Pearce’s “A Christian Response to Europe’s Crisis”

Joseph Pearce recently had a provocative article published in the UK’s Catholic Herald, titled “A Christian Response to Europe’s Crisis.”1 Some might not know who he is, but he comes … Continue reading

5 June 2016 · 5 Comments

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 – Luke Torrisi

Politics, Transcendence and the Corner Store These days I find far too many people, who profess to be on the side against progressive politics and Cultural Marxism, only capable of … Continue reading

30 April 2016 · 2 Comments

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

G. K. Chesterton on Custom and Utopianism

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24 March 2016 · Leave a comment

Francis Bacon on Utopian and Abstract Thinkers

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23 March 2016 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Thomas Molnar, “The Counter-Revolution”

“The ideological energy this doctrine was able to generate was immense, it was Christian energy redirected towards purely secular and utopian ends. First of all, it satisfied the individual’s appetite … Continue reading

22 February 2016 · Leave a comment

Guest Video: “Migrant Europe: Suicide via Self-Congratulatory Altruism”

This Saturday’s Guest Video is provided by an individual known on YouTube as the “Black Pigeon”. Titled “Migrant Europe: Suicide via Self-Congratulatory Altruism” graphically illustrates two aspects of the current … Continue reading

20 February 2016 · Leave a comment

2015 Symposium – Thomas F. Bertonneau

Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs On Baudelairean Traditionalism I The Prelude Edwin Dyga invites a response to the question, Whither Conservatism – or rather “Quo Vadis, Conservatism,” a nicely history-minded verbal … Continue reading

17 October 2015 · 1 Comment

Reactionaries Know: Political “Progress” is a Myth

“Reactionaries know political ‘progress’ is a myth: technological advances hide societal decay. ” (Thomas Carlyle Club for Young Reactionaries; Radish Magazine) “Various forces have attempted to set up a defense against … Continue reading

27 February 2015 · 1 Comment

Reactionaries Know: Political “Progress” is a Myth

“Reactionaries know political ‘progress’ is a myth: technological advances hide societal decay.” (Thomas Carlyle Club for Young Reactionaries; Radish Magazine) “The various aspect of the contemporary social and political chaos … Continue reading

30 January 2015 · 3 Comments

Reactionaries Listen to: The Brandenburg Concertos

“Reactionaries listen to the Brandenburg Concertos, because frankly, we’re better than that.” (Thomas Carlyle Club for Young Reactionaries; Radish Magazine) “What is Democracy; this huge inevitable Product of the Destinies? … Continue reading

23 January 2015 · 4 Comments

Quote of the Week: John Gray, “Black Mass”

“In America the Right has splintered between neo-conservative ideologues and paleo-conservative nativists. The common factor in these disparate currents is that conservatism has ceased to be a coherent political project. The links … Continue reading

22 September 2014 · 2 Comments

The Great Man of History and the Fallacy of Equality

Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? [Where is the Great Man?] (1 Corinthians 1:20, English Standard Version) Many … Continue reading

16 July 2014 · 2 Comments

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

Quote of the Week: John Michell, “Confessions of a Radical Traditionalist”

“The century now passing has been an age of dictatorships and tyrannies, producing more mass misery than has been known in any previous era. All these have been characterised by … Continue reading

24 March 2014 · Leave a comment

Quote of the Week: Lawrence Auster, “The Path to National Suicide”

“Almost overnight, without debate or public awareness of what was happening, mainstream opinion adopted a radical new credo. ‘We must respect all cultures equally,’ ‘All cultures are equally enriching,’ ‘America’s … Continue reading

17 March 2014 · Leave a comment

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