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    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 14 books, most recently Antifascism: The Course of a Crusade and Revisions and Dissents.

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  • The Nazis Were Stone Age Totalitarians Compared to Today’s Left

    The Nazis Were Stone Age Totalitarians Compared to Today’s Left0

    Compared to today’s woke left, Hitler’s methods for seizing power look like something out of the technological Stone Age. This statement is not to dismiss the horrors unleashed by Nazi rule. It is rather to focus attention on how much easier it is for today’s totalitarians to operate compared with their musty-looking predecessors. The fashion

  • Populists Are Right to Be Paranoid

    Populists Are Right to Be Paranoid0

    We are living in a political culture in which anyone identified with the now-vaguely-defined “right” can lose his fortune, reputation, and possibly his freedom. Meanwhile, the racist, vandalizing left can do what it wants with total impunity. A professor lecturing at the Yale School of Medicine dreamt aloud about “shooting white people,” and has not suffered

  • The Wrong Turn of Civil Rights

    The Wrong Turn of Civil Rights0

    The civil rights movement is often placed on a pedestal today with an almost religious fervor, with its own Christ-like figure in the form of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Such an attitude is on display in a recent, generally incisive critique by Victor Davis Hanson on the breakdown of lawfulness and the eruption of crime in

  • Setting the Record Straight on Liberal Fascism

    Setting the Record Straight on Liberal Fascism0

    The right is often accused of fascist tendencies in many of today’s political diatribes. A typical response is for the right to return the same accusation toward the left, a fact Edward Ring explores in a recent article for American Greatness, citing Jonah Goldberg’s famous book Liberal Fascism. Ring provides an intellectual service by bringing up the relationship