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Bonald and the Socialists: Some Unsettled Debts

Louis de Bonald remains one of the begrudgingly and infrequently acknowledged founders of sociology. It is illustrative to consider the way Bonald, who was a firmly modern thinker, being steeped in Malebranche's occasionalist solution to the dilemma of Cartesian dualism, ended up setting the foundations for modern sociological thinking while using it to further anti-modern ends. Bonald was also a representative of an aristocratic and patriarchal school of anti-capitalistic thought which in some

Technological Submission: Nature Conquers Modern Man

It's almost a ubiquitous assumption today that man, especially since the dawn of the Age of Science, is in the steady process of conquering nature. As our technological proficiency expands, nature submits to our whims. Rather than being exposed to nature's harsh elements, we built shelters; rather than succumbing to rampant disease and early death, improvements in sanitation and medicine lengthened our lifespans; instead of being isolated in whichever small corner of the planet we happen to find

Joséphin Péladan's Occult War Against Liberal Decadence

France gave the world the French Revolution in 1789. It was an epochal event, albeit a symptom of a line of cultural decadence that gave birth to both Liberalism and Communism, and remains a pall over the entire West and wherever the West reaches. It is ironic that those who were during and after World War II in France condemned as “collaborators” were for years prior to the war the most vociferous in their lamentations on the decadence of the French Republic. None lamented more the rapidity wit

The Social Feminine at the Civilizational Turn

It’s almost cliché to open with a citation from Plato’s Republic; your humble author is not humble enough to avoid the assumption that all of our readership has taken a freshman philosophy class. Then again, as our society becomes more engrossed in the grotesque effort to extend adolescence deep into the decrepitude of the nursing home, revisiting a freshman philosophy class might have value. In Book VIII of The Republic, Socrates is conversing with Glaucon on the natural regression of governmen

The Blog

Michael Sebastian's 'Staying Married in a Degenerate Age'

To say my review of this book is much belated would be an understatement. Michael Sebastian, a writer on men's issues who made his name on the Return of Kings website where he created some of the most engaging content, had sent me the PDF copy of his 'guide for traditional men and women' prior to the book's release on Amazon. I'm glad to say I finally got around to reading it. 182 pages in total, it isn't an incredibly long read. The book is divided into 14 chapters, beginning with more politica

Just War, Civil War, and Political Violence

If you opened this article, you might have opened it to read about Pope Gelasius’ two swords theory or perhaps the three categories (authority, cause, and intention) of Thomas Aquinas’ bellum iustum. You might have been interested in the wartime ethics of the American Confederacy during the Civil War, and the question of whether abolition can be considered an intention for the North. Maybe you’ve been noticing a major rise in political violence on the Left but don’t quite know where you stand on

CNN, Memes, and Blackmail

The internet is in an uproar over the reprehensible Andrew Kaczynski of CNN extracting a confession of guilt and threatening to dox the anonymous reddit poster who created the meme of Trump beating up a CNN avatar, back in his WWE days: CNN is not publishing "HanA**holeSolo's" name because he is a private citizen who has issued an extensive statement of apology, showed his remorse by saying he has taken down all his offending posts, and because he said he is not going to repeat this ugly behav

If Charlie Gard Lived in America

Dissociated Press-- Social media and conservative talk outlets have exploded with encouragement and support after last night's daring raid on Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in downtown Arkansas. While details are still fuzzy as to who is responsible for this highly illegal kidnapping of the infant Charlie Gard, public reaction points to a clear culprit: the ten-month-old's parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates. Gard and Yates, whose son was born with mitochondrial DNA depletion syndro

The Podcast

Go West Old Man

P.T. Carlo discusses Laura Loomer, Trump's Speech in Poland, the concept of "the West," the future of Africa, current events in Syria and other issues with Nathan Duffy, Alex Nicholson and special guest TV KWA.

Episode 18: The Conservatard Media Empire

P.T. Carlo and Kevin Michael Grace discuss contemporary state of conservative media as well as its potential future. Or listen via Mp3 here