Paul Gottfried

Paul Gottfried is Editor in Chief of Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture. He is also the Raffensperger Professor of Humanities Emeritus at Elizabethtown College, where he taught for 25 years. He is a Guggenheim recipient and a Yale Ph.D. He is the author of 13 books, most recently Fascism: Career of a Concept and Revisions and Dissents.

Latest by Paul Gottfried in Chronicles

  • Playing Pretend With the Founding Fathers
    September 2020

    Playing Pretend With the Founding Fathers

    The radical left and right have now merged in a virulent form of anti-Americanism, says C. Bradley Thompson. He worries about young men reading scary, reactionary thinkers, and then disagreeing with him about the ideas that motivated the founders.

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  • The Puritan Legacy Birthed the American Creed
    September 2020

    The Puritan Legacy Birthed the American Creed

    Distorted Calvinist beliefs now animate progressive causes. They are responsible for America’s missionary foreign policy, rootedness in individualism, and repugnance for hierarchy.

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  • Books in Brief
    September 2020

    Books in Brief

    Russian Conservatism, by Paul Robinson (Northern Illinois University Press; 300 pp., $39.95). Small Men on the Wrong Side of History: The Decline, Fall and Unlikely Return of Conservatism, by Ed West (Constable/Little, Brown; 432 pp., $17.99).

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  • Conservatives Foolishly Play the Diversity Game
    August 19, 2020

    Conservatives Foolishly Play the Diversity Game

    Conservatives have for decades sought out representatives of minority communities to voice what their white spokesman have not been allowed to utter. This practice, by now quite silly, can be traced back 1993's infamous Water Buffalo incident.

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  • The Canonization of John Lewis
    August 4, 2020

    The Canonization of John Lewis

    In typical fashion, establishment conservatives heaped praise on deceased Rep. John Lewis to show how anti-racist they are. They gain not one vote from genuflecting toward a race-hustling politician who who did them no favors during his life.

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