Author Archives: Paul Gottfried

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.

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, …

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