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.

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Latest by Paul Gottfried in Chronicles

  • Criticizing the Donald
    October 19, 2020

    Criticizing the Donald

    4 min

    President Trump recently received criticism from two conservative commentators. While National Review Editor Rich Lowry offered constructive criticism, columnist Jonah Goldberg ranted in his usual confusing manner about Trump's danger to democracy.

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  • When Is Enough Pandering Really Enough?
    October 2020

    When Is Enough Pandering Really Enough?

    8 ½ min

    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

    4 ¼ min

    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

    7 min

    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

    9 ¾ min

    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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