Some slight Quadrant development

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger

The Quadrant article of 17th July, 2016, i.e. a few days after the then last Islamic massacre in France, – Enough With the Candles and Tears by Alan R.M. Jones, ends with the YouTube recording of the French Foreign Legion march. Well done. The article is definitely worth reading. The Quadrant itself, that proudly staid, semi-conservative, intellectual and annoyingly often pseudo-intellectual magazine, has recently turned slightly more realistic and less foppishly esoteric, though I admit its preaching to the choir had almost always been par excellence. During its sixty-years of existence it tried to keep to the right of the political trend, though the almost decade long editorship by Robert Manne is better forgotten.

One swallow does not make a spring; and a last few months of more realistic writing does not make Quadrant a serious conservative magazine, as opposed to a reading material for the tweed, leather-elbow patch jacketed, pipe-smoking, fence-sitting, by self-assessment of superior intellect, superciliously chuckling castrati.

Well, another couple of years and even Quadrant may gather the courage to fight, rather than kibitz from safe sidelines. The problem is that we don’t have a couple of years.

About Antisthenes

A Greek philosopher, a pupil of Socrates. Led a revolt, with Diogenes, against the demands of the city-state and the sophistication of life. Accepted the interrelation of knowledge, virtue, and happiness; and sought the ideal condition for happiness in return to primitivism and self-sufficiency. Rejected all social distinctions as based on convention, scorned orthodox religion as a fabrication of lies, and studied early legends and animal life in order to arrive at a true understanding of natural law. The individual was free and self-sufficient when he was master of his passions, secure in his intelligence, impervious to social or religious demands, and satisfied with the poverty of a mendicant. Needless to say, a person who on the Fog of Chaos adopted the Athenian philosopher's name has nothing whatsoever in common with him.
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2 Responses to Some slight Quadrant development

  1. Aussie Cynic says:

    Perhaps they try to keep at least some readership.

  2. Lantern Man says:

    Those fuddy-daddies think that a computer keyboard is the solution. Still, better than The Australian’s chameleons.

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