Saturday, October 3, 2009


Q. Does traditionalism mean that you support everything in the past?

Not at all. In fact, traditionalists can like certain aspects of modern society and dislike aspects of traditional societies. It is also possible for traditionalists to be future-oriented: to be concerned about building for the future, rather than looking back to the past.

The meaning of traditionalism is quite specific. It is about opposing the negative consequences of liberal modernity, particularly insofar as these undermine the future of our own Western tradition.

Q. Do I need to live in Eltham to take part?

No. The name of Eltham Traditionalists was chosen to connect the group to a real community. It's open, though, to anyone who is sympathetic to the traditionalism described at this site and who would be able to drive here for gatherings or activities.