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

  • 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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  • In This Number
    August 2020

    In This Number

    Chronicles Editor-In-Chief Prof. Paul Gottfried introduces the August 2020 issue and the four marquee pieces on the 75th anniversary of the atomic bomb drop.

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  • Antifa: Nazis Without a Plan
    August 2020

    Antifa: Nazis Without a Plan

    The antifascist left resembles the Nazis in a striking way, particularly when these earlier advocates of violence were on their way to power. Political movements often imitate those that they purport to stand in opposition to.

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  • Reenacting the Civil War Is a Losing Strategy
    July 15, 2020

    Reenacting the Civil War Is a Losing Strategy

    The fixation of today's conservatives on ritualistically denouncing the Confederacy is rather bewildering and counterproductive. It’s hard to see whom the anti-Southern conservatives and GOP operatives hope to win over by engaging in such hysterics.

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  • Conservative Inc. Pretends to Discipline Its Own
    July 6, 2020

    Conservative Inc. Pretends to Discipline Its Own

    Prominent conservatives have made a show of chastising Conservatism Inc.’s lack of backbone in standing up to the left. Don't be fooled. This hand-wringing over a conservative betrayal is just “artificial negativity” and controlled opposition.

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