Author Archives: Paul Gottfried

Jonah Goldberg’s Flawed Litmus Test

Never-Trumper pokes at Roy Moore’s conservatism. Here’s what he gets wrong.

Who Are ‘The People’ Anyway?

Beware of those who claim to speak for today’s populist audience.

If Milo is New Face of American Right We’re in Trouble

All red meat and no substance makes for a vapid messenger.

No, It’s Not ‘Moral Relativism’ to Oppose Nuking North Korea

Warhawks wheel out an old, meaningless canard.

Why Today’s Conservatives Are Useless Debaters

They don’t have the grit nor guts to make coherent arguments.

Memories of Living in the ‘Deep State’

D.C. in the 80’s was a dull company town full of smug, striving liberals.

If Loving Putin Is ‘Right,’ I Want to Be Wrong

Not all conservatives are enamored with Russia.

Why Democrats Are More Unified Than the GOP

It’s about ideological cohesion, and long-term strength.

Do Fascists and Marxists Actually Exist?

Sometimes the labels just don’t jibe.

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s American Identity

David S. Brown, Paradise Lost: A Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Harvard University Press, 397 pp.

Tucker Carlson Is Wrong

Tribalism is not the same thing as multiculturalism.

What New York Doesn’t Understand About the ‘Far Right’

Thoughts on my depiction as a “nativist strategist.”

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.

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