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.

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Latest by Paul Gottfried in Chronicles

  • Defining the People
    May 28, 2020

    Defining the People

    4 ¼ min

    It's tough for conservatives to swallow, but most voters are politically closer to Don Lemon on CNN than they are to Fox News’s Tucker Carlson.

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  • Looking for Moral Foundations (in All the Wrong Places)
    June 2020

    Looking for Moral Foundations (in All the Wrong Places)

    8 ¾ min

    A debate unfolded last year in American Greatness between Chronicles contributor Mark Pulliam and the Claremont Institute’s Edward Erler, a devotee of Harry Jaffa. According to Erler, Robert Bork and others who adhered to strict constitutional origi…

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  • It’s the Public Health, Stupid!
    May 14, 2020

    It’s the Public Health, Stupid!

    3 ¾ min

    Lately, my progressive acquaintances and the mainstream media seem unable to complete a thought without mentioning the importance of “public health.” It's a sign of how public health crises are now cynically used to promote political ends and to wrea

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  • Why Are Blacks Democrats?
    April 30, 2020

    Why Are Blacks Democrats?

    5 min

    A dislike of Republicans may now be part of American black ethnic identity. Despite almost unanimous endorsement of civil rights legislation and dutiful support for every extension of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Republicans, particularly black Republicans, turn off black voters.

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  • How Buckley's Anti-Communism Morphed Into Neoconservatism
    April 20, 2020

    How Buckley's Anti-Communism Morphed Into Neoconservatism

    6 ½ min

    I generally ignored Buckley's anti-communist ebullitions, starting with his eagerness to throw nuclear weapons against the commies. I was relieved to learn that one could be an accredited conservative without having to vibrate to these war chants.

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