Reaction

Ideas and Ideology: An Introduction to Traditionalist Conservatism

Editor’s Note: The following is a rough excerpt from the introduction of a forthcoming book on Traditionalist Conservatism on which the author is working currently. 

When encountered by a typical moderne, the traditionalist conservative causes confusion, for he does not square neatly with popular, post-industrial conceptions of Left and Right. The reason our typical moderne cannot fit the traditionalist conservative into a neat, contemporary ideological box is simple: At his core, the traditionalist conservative rejects all ideologies, for ideologies are simply secular religions which replace Christianity with faith in a political ideal or principle, and the traditionalist conservative in the West, being a Christian, or at the very least accepting the Christian soul of Western civilization, has no need to do so.

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Marion Maréchal-Le Pen Brings Welcome Dose of Reaction to CPAC

Be still, my beating heart. It was a truly wonderful sight to see the beautiful Marion Maréchal-Le Pen at CPAC on Thursday morning. Times they certainly are a’changing. Could it be that Conservative Inc. is finally opening some of its doors to the forces of reaction, tradition, and paleoconservatism? Dare we hope?

It’s too early to tell, and I doubt it honestly, but either way one can appreciate Maréchal-Le Pen’s speech for the ray of reactionary light it was in an otherwise dim den of wet centrism, neoconservatism, and libertarianism.

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