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.


Revisions

How England Helped Start the Great War

How England Helped Start the Great War

March 01, 2012

A vastly underexplored topic is the British government’s role in greasing the

International Affairs

League of Acceptable Nations

League of Acceptable Nations

February 16, 2012

In his recent syndicated column “A U.N. for the good guys,” Jonah Goldberg

Takimag Classic

When Democracy Murders Liberty

When Democracy Murders Liberty

February 05, 2012

In a recent interview with the German weekly Junge Freiheit, popular satirist

History

The Eternal German Guilt Trip

The Eternal German Guilt Trip

January 11, 2012

Political correctness has permeated the historian’s craft to such a degree

PC World

Forbidden Fruit

Forbidden Fruit

December 31, 2011

Even in this progressive age, religious uncertainties still abound as we

Manhunt

Ron Paul: The Least of Three Evils

Ron Paul: The Least of Three Evils

December 21, 2011

Sometimes intelligent people say things that are so dumb, I wonder whom they

Politics

The Two-Party Pleasure Ship

The Two-Party Pleasure Ship

December 04, 2011

In the December issue of The American Conservative, Gary L. Gregg defends the

Europe

Germany’s Collective  Self-Debasement

Germany’s Collective Self-Debasement

November 20, 2011

German historian Wolfgang Schivelbusch published a far-ranging 2003 study on

Revisions

Same Statue, Different Liberty

Same Statue, Different Liberty

November 03, 2011

The refurbishing of the Statue of Liberty, which has been hoisting its torch

Lit Crit

A Fatally Misled Civilization

A Fatally Misled Civilization

October 23, 2011

Pat Buchanan may be the only self-described paleoconservative whose last six

Education

Death of the Classics

Death of the Classics

October 02, 2011

My friend Daniel J. Flynn is publishing a book called Blue Collar

PC World

More Tales From the Collegiate Loony Bin

More Tales From the Collegiate Loony Bin

August 30, 2011

I’ve recently started recovering from forty years among pseudo-academic

Education

Character Sketches of Academic Loons

Character Sketches of Academic Loons

August 12, 2011

Having just retired from 40 years in academia and being mindful of the

Manhunt

Mitt Romney: From Waffle House to White House?

Mitt Romney: From Waffle House to White House?

August 03, 2011

In a syndicated column that was something less than objective, Matt Towery

Media

The Wannabe Hamilton

The Wannabe Hamilton

July 06, 2011

On June 13, the resident conservative (which means additional leftist) on The

Modernity Watch

The Creeping Pink Cloud

The Creeping Pink Cloud

June 27, 2011

Rupert Murdoch’s New York bullhorn, also known as the New York Post, has

GOP

The Mainstreaming of Michelle Malkin

The Mainstreaming of Michelle Malkin

June 10, 2011

A recent syndicated column by Michelle Malkin indicates what happens to

Racial Politics

Right, But Doomed

Right, But Doomed

May 17, 2011

Jim Goad, in his comments about the “Fear of an Erudite White,” says just

Royal Watch

Temper Tantrums of the Parvenus

Temper Tantrums of the Parvenus

May 12, 2011

Although I’ve spent considerable time and energy analyzing the tics of the

Lit Crit

Being Dishonest About Abe

Being Dishonest About Abe

April 25, 2011

In what may be described as the Dell comic-book version of “the Civil War’s

Notes From the Edge

Was Jesus a Pennsylvania Dutch Neocon?

Was Jesus a Pennsylvania Dutch Neocon?

April 19, 2011

During the last five years I’ve written provocative fortnightly columns for

Conservatism

Another Failed “Conservative Success Story”

Another Failed “Conservative Success Story”

April 08, 2011

According to Joel Klein’s March 21 Newsweek column, “conservatives” went

Education

Campus Witch Hunts

Campus Witch Hunts

February 25, 2011

Recently at a local college whose name I will not divulge, an act of “racial

Alternative Right

Ghosts of the Truman Doctrine

Ghosts of the Truman Doctrine

February 16, 2011

In the last few days I’ve run across two authoritative statements by neocon

Racial Politics

More Black History, Please

More Black History, Please

February 03, 2011

On January 30, the New York Post took a dig at Minnesota Congresswoman Michele

News

Obama Makes an Exception for American Exceptionalism

Obama Makes an Exception for American Exceptionalism

January 28, 2011

Obama’s State of the Union speech was a smashing rhetorical success, as the

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