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Aristocratic Liberalism: A Brief Tour of an Extinct Tradition

Originally published at Carlsbad 1819. Can one be a liberal who hates the people? Liberalism and democracy are generally taken to be two inseparable sides of the same coin, but as any socialist will tell you, it need not be so. Indeed, it was not always so. Is there not some conflict between a contractual view of a bounded state where governors reciprocally guarantee certain rights to citizens, and a view of a General Will perpetually demolishing fences that the forces of "free expression" and b

Apatheia: The Answer To Apathy

With so much blackpilling going on among the dissident right (and not without cause), and with more moderate versions of doomsaying proliferating among mainstream conservatives and liberals, it seems that there is a growing consensus on Decline. For traditionalists, the abhorrent Revolution continues apace, or perhaps gains speed, but is nothing fundamentally new. While the Left perceives a threat to all they hold dear in the rise of Trump and European nationalism, they're also (as ever) dissati

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Nostalgia Delenda Est

“You can't go home again.” -Thomas Wolfe To look back on the past and engage in self reflection is something we all must do--with the aim of using that introspection to form a vision of the future. One can look up Gothic cathedrals and Baroque paintings and admire their aesthetic feats. But we cannot go back to that time. No amount of intellectual Dungeons and Dragons will change that the contemporary US is shaped by post modernity; this means that no matter how "trad" someone wishes to pres

Science As Mythos In The Age Of Digitality.

In our hyper digital and “connected” age, millennials are increasingly singing the laments of their forgone childhoods in the 90s. Rather, that little voice of the soul inside of them is screaming out, warning them of the moral and spiritual dangers of the modern world that they so wish to repress and ignore. Spiritual materialism prevents them from heeding such warnings, therefore millennials are caught between a future they instinctively know is heading in a wrong direction, but do not have th