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, 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

  • When Is Enough Pandering Really Enough?
    October 2020

    When Is Enough Pandering Really Enough?

    Republican strategists are trying to enlarge the GOP's tent to accommodate demographics among whom Trump has had the least support: suburban, college-educated women, and blacks. This clumsy effort ignores his base, especially Southern, rural whites.

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  • The Worst Purges Come From the Right
    September 26, 2020

    The Worst Purges Come From the Right

    When Silicon Valley suppresses conservatives, it is an attempt to throttle legitimate political dissent. But Conservative Inc. has not treated its abused dissenters one whit better. Its marginalization of people on the right is often even worse.

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  • 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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