Author Archives: Paul Gottfried
They claim they’ve merely inherited a tradition from the 1930s Left. Here’s why that’s wrong.
He’s a religious faith that no one is allowed to question without forfeiting membership in Western civilization.
America’s left is at war with the past in a way that even the 20th century’s communist regimes never matched.
On the issue of U.S. hegemony, they have fundamental disagreements.
Two big Washington think tanks have teamed up to defend democracy against an ‘assault on the transatlantic community.’
The Right’s effort to distinguish nice Democrats from the other ones is leaving this writer a bit cold.
Neoconservatives like Max Boot are fooling themselves if they think imposing ‘values’ on the rest of the world isn’t a matter of empire.
They love to scrutinize Poland and Hungary for abuses; their own backyards less so.
Whatever you thought of his beliefs, the late Charles Krauthammer was the best that mainstream conservatism had.
She says anti-discrimination legislation was a Republican solution to a Democratic problem. Here’s what she gets wrong.
Despite what his critics say, Viktor Orbán has far more of a democratic mandate than they do.
It doesn’t do justice to the politically correct radicalism of today.
We all care about American culture. But forcing people to speak our language isn’t the way to preserve it.
Ten years ago, “Doubt” went against type and delivered a study in subtlety and nuance that left this writer pleasantly guessing.
What they advocate isn’t a foreign policy; it’s an ideological fixation.
The idea that Bolton will help Trump beat back official Washington is absurd.
His American exceptionalism and anti-Putinism have left him in an awkward position.
That position has often been linked to the left, while protectionism has just as often been associated with the right.
The late evangelist’s mission to ‘save’ everyone allowed him to transcend partisan politics and draw widespread support.
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from The American Conservative