Paul Gottfried

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Paul Gottfried is the Raffensperger Professor of Humanities at Elizabethtown College and the author of nine books, most recently an autobiography, Encounters, as well as several tons of essays on European social and intellectual history and the history of political movements. He contributes to Taki's Magazine, per request of his physician, as a means of releasing pent-up bile and vexation.


Obit

Dancing on a Hero’s Grave

Dancing on a Hero’s Grave

May 29, 2013

As a college student I would buy copies of The New Yorker to sample the

District of Corruption

The Illusion of Difference

The Illusion of Difference

May 09, 2013

In response to a speech by President Obama at Ohio State on May 5 criticizing

Looking Back

Discrimination in Bridgeport

Discrimination in Bridgeport

December 29, 2012

As a child during the 1950s in the factory city of Bridgeport, CT, I

PC World

Toward a More Diversified Diversity

Toward a More Diversified Diversity

December 03, 2012

In a solemn 2010 convocation of well-heeled feminists in Long Beach, Justice

Bitch, Please!

Gender-Neutral Societies Suck

Gender-Neutral Societies Suck

November 26, 2012

Having spent over half my life in the professional company of academics, I can

Modest Proposals

A Five-Point Plan to Save the GOP

A Five-Point Plan to Save the GOP

November 14, 2012

After the recent electoral debacle, Republican journalists and neocon news

International Affairs

Russia Scolds America Back

Russia Scolds America Back

October 29, 2012

A detailed report in The New York Times tells about a hearing taking place in

Politics

The Impermanence of Labels

The Impermanence of Labels

October 07, 2012

George Will recently complained about the “cognitive dissonance”

Lit Crit

The Late, Great Joe Sobran

The Late, Great Joe Sobran

October 01, 2012

Joseph Sobran: The National Review Years. (Vienna, Virginia: FGF Books,

Toeing the Line

Leading From the Front of the Bus

Leading From the Front of the Bus

September 04, 2012

Sometimes seemingly insignificant events dramatically affect the course of

Scandal

The Bashing of Joe Paterno

The Bashing of Joe Paterno

August 04, 2012

Last week the NCAA saddled Penn State with penalties that may mean the

Scandal

Chick-fil-A Eats Crow

Chick-fil-A Eats Crow

July 29, 2012

Fast-food franchise Chick-fil-A, known for its juicy chicken sandwich, has come

Education

Institutions of Higher Emoting

Institutions of Higher Emoting

July 25, 2012

Recently I commented on a blunder by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, who

Manhunt

Romney: Reaching Out to Everyone and Pleasing Nobody

Romney: Reaching Out to Everyone and Pleasing Nobody

July 14, 2012

On July 11 Mitt Romney addressed an NAACP conference in Houston, and the GOP

Lit Crit

Perish the Euro

Perish the Euro

June 20, 2012

The latest bestseller by German economist Thilo Sarrazin, a former member of

Idiocracy

Let Them Drink Coke

Let Them Drink Coke

June 15, 2012

New York Mayor Bloomberg has recommended that a 16-ounce limit be placed on the

Semantics

The “F” Word

The “F” Word

June 04, 2012

Although the adjective “fascist,” as George Orwell pointed out during and

Conservatism

Is Modern Conservatism a Mental Illness?

Is Modern Conservatism a Mental Illness?

May 24, 2012

Jonah Goldberg in his new collection of meditations, The Tyranny of Clichés:

Conservatism

It’s Hard to Win When You’re Playing Against the Referee

It’s Hard to Win When You’re Playing Against the Referee

May 10, 2012

The Italian political theorist and longtime socialist journalist Carlo Galli

Deep Thoughts

Human Rights: The Useless Fiction

Human Rights: The Useless Fiction

April 27, 2012

I watched a Pennsylvania GOP gubernatorial candidate bring an evangelical crowd

PC World

Throwing People Under the Bus to Stop a Runaway Vehicle

Throwing People Under the Bus to Stop a Runaway Vehicle

April 19, 2012

The recent pillorying of John Derbyshire and Bob Weissberg after being accused

Scandal

Derb’s National Rebuke

Derb’s National Rebuke

April 10, 2012

Unlike Rich Lowry’s predictably PC response to John Derbyshire’s

Britain

What the Hell is “The West”?

What the Hell is “The West”?

April 09, 2012

Being recently stuck for many hours in an exceedingly narrow space on a plane

History

Counting the Dead Equally

Counting the Dead Equally

March 27, 2012

Much to the consternation of Western intellectuals and journalists, Hungary’s

Zeitgeist

Three Flavors of Modern Anti-Americanism

Three Flavors of Modern Anti-Americanism

March 13, 2012

As I perused the program for the Philadelphia Society’s national meeting in

Diversity

A Modest Secessionist Proposal

A Modest Secessionist Proposal

March 04, 2012

I attended an event for Pat Buchanan and his biographer Tim Stanley at DC’s

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