Tradition — The New Right, the Dissident Right, and Us.

Cody Libolt
For the New Christian Intellectual
2 min readJul 8, 2022


In a time of societal chaos, it is not surprising to find the Right calling for a focus on “God and nation, tradition and family” as that which is missing.

According to many, we should give “tradition” a key role in determining a vision for our communities and nation.

The New Right (aka, National Conservatism) is characterized as religious and socially conservative.

The Dissident Right (various groups that are outside of mainstream American politics) is characterized as more Nietzschean than religious.

But both groups aim to recover a pre-liberal vision for society — a vision in which the collective has a stronger claim on the individual.

Toward that end, tradition can appear to be a powerful attraction.

That is why FTNCI is exploring the topic of tradition, searching for a philosophically sound approach to the concept.

To our previous resources (see here, here, and here), we add Tabitha Alloway’s excellent new article. It is a reflection on the lessons from Fiddler on the Roof.

Click here to read the article.