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. He is a Guggenheim recipient and a Yale Ph.D. He is the author of 13 books, most recently Fascism: Career of a Concept and Revisions and Dissents.

Latest by Paul Gottfried in Chronicles

  • Conservatives Foolishly Play the Diversity Game
    August 19, 2020

    Conservatives Foolishly Play the Diversity Game

    Conservatives have for decades sought out representatives of minority communities to voice what their white spokesman have not been allowed to utter. This practice, by now quite silly, can be traced back 1993's infamous Water Buffalo incident.

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  • The Canonization of John Lewis
    August 4, 2020

    The Canonization of John Lewis

    In typical fashion, establishment conservatives heaped praise on deceased Rep. John Lewis to show how anti-racist they are. They gain not one vote from genuflecting toward a race-hustling politician who who did them no favors during his life.

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  • In This Number
    August 2020

    In This Number

    Chronicles Editor-In-Chief Prof. Paul Gottfried introduces the August 2020 issue and the four marquee pieces on the 75th anniversary of the atomic bomb drop.

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  • Antifa: Nazis Without a Plan
    August 2020

    Antifa: Nazis Without a Plan

    The antifascist left resembles the Nazis in a striking way, particularly when these earlier advocates of violence were on their way to power. Political movements often imitate those that they purport to stand in opposition to.

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  • Reenacting the Civil War Is a Losing Strategy
    July 15, 2020

    Reenacting the Civil War Is a Losing Strategy

    The fixation of today's conservatives on ritualistically denouncing the Confederacy is rather bewildering and counterproductive. It’s hard to see whom the anti-Southern conservatives and GOP operatives hope to win over by engaging in such hysterics.

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