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

  • 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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  • The Danger of Triangulating With the Left
    June 22, 2020

    The Danger of Triangulating With the Left

    Conservatism Inc.'s funders and stars have engaged in a game of triangulation in which they have labored to marginalize everyone and everything on their right while attempting to build bridges to the center-left.

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  • Anti-Semitism in Antiquity: The Case of Apion
    July 2020

    Anti-Semitism in Antiquity: The Case of Apion

    Contra Apionem is likely the first attempt in history to undermine an opponent through the charge of anti-Semitism: Josephus charged Apion with disrespecting the Jews by invidiously comparing them with the ancient Greeks.

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  • Tucker Versus Woke Mickey
    June 15, 2020

    Tucker Versus Woke Mickey

    Like many other corporations and foundations that began under conservative auspices, Disney has moved in a direction that would have appalled its iconic founder.

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