Author Archives: Paul Gottfried

The French Intellectual Right

An effort to put thinkers in their proper political categories

The AfD Isn’t ‘Germany’s Alt-Right’

The country is not on the verge of lurching toward a neo-fascist alternative to its current PC regime.

‘Ressentiment’ Revisited

Why a classic Philip Rieff essay on the Goldwater era resonates in the year of Trump.

The Concept of Carl Schmitt

What made the controversial philosopher’s work so compelling?

Inventing the Right

What Edmund Burke and Charles Maurras reveal about politics

Who Isn’t Fascist?

Let’s stop calling political foes and foreign threats the f-word.

Misadventuring on Wikipedia

The anonymized wiki editors misconstrue conservative scholarship on the Frankfurt School.

Two Cheers for Partisan History

Herbert Butterfield was wrong about Whig scholarship.

Sleepwalk to Suicide

Hubris no greater than America’s led Europe to World War I.

Straussians Talk Amongst Themselves—in the NYT

The media power of these “uniquely militaristic nationalists” is stronger than their theory.

Syria’s War Redraws America’s Political Map

The current debate about whether the president should take military action against …

No Half Measures Against Political Correctness

A nationwide organization, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), is waging …

Thomas Sowell’s Genetic Fallacies

Although I have not read Thomas Sowell’s latest book Intellectuals and Race, …

Are Americans More ‘Socialist’ Than Europeans?

Although I’ve been critical of my state’s current governor, it’s usually been …

What’s Wrong With “Human Rights”

Some god-terms that issue from the media, and which I had the …

Hagel Gets a Sensitivity Litmus Test From the Neocon Press

I’ve no idea how former Nebraska senator and decorated Vietnam War veteran …

Romney Is an Impediment to ‘Burkean Conservatism’

Pace Dan McCarthy’s hope about the possible implications of a Romney victory, …

Toward a New Fusionism?

The Old Right makes new alliances

Charles Murray’s Fatal Conceit

What’s the matter with wealthy, white Massachusetts?

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