About Paul Gottfried

Paul Edward Gottfried is Raffensperger Professor of Humanities at Elizabethtown College and an adjunct scholar of the Mises Institute. He is the author, most recently, of The Strange Death of Marxism, as well as numerous books and articles on intellectual history, paleoconservatism, and political theory. His next book, Making Sense of the American Right, will be published by Palgrave-Macmillan in early 2007.


“We Ought to Bomb Your Nuclear Facilities to Dust”

“We Ought to Bomb Your Nuclear Facilities to Dust”
By January 24, 2007

Dear President Ahmadinejad, Your recently arrived letter to “the American People” will get sympathy juices going among some of our journalists and politicians. You invoke honored buzzwords such as “human dignity” and “compassion,” and you talk about “respect for the … Read More

Day 4 (Paul Gottfried): Is it Time for Jews to Vote Republican?

Day 4 (Paul Gottfried): Is it Time for Jews to Vote Republican?
By January 8, 2007

From: Paul Gottfried To: Jonathan Gottfried Subject: Nativity scenes and pogroms Jonathan, The American intervention in the Balkans, under President Clinton, was even less warranted than the invasion of Iraq. Exhaustive studies have shown that the media in France, England, … Read More

Day 3 (Paul Gottfried): Is it Time for Jews to Vote Republican?

By January 5, 2007

Jonathan, Your comments about the legality of Clinton's pummeling of the Serbs (an act which Republicans predictably applauded and which you set against W's reckless invasion of Iraq) raises questions about international agreements aimed at attacking another country. Clinton’s action … Read More

Day 2 (Paul Gottfried): Is it Time for Jews to Vote Republican?

Day 2 (Paul Gottfried): Is it Time for Jews to Vote Republican?
By January 3, 2007

From: Paul Gottfried To: Jonathan Gottfried Subject: American Jews are not so assimilated as you think Jonathan, Reading your spirited, penetrating response, I must admire the genetic endowment that your mother and I have bestowed on you. Despite your verbal … Read More

Day 1 (Paul Gottfried): Is it Time for Jews to Vote Republican?

Day 1 (Paul Gottfried): Is it Time for Jews to Vote Republican?
By January 2, 2007

Voting Democrat is one of the defining rituals of American Jewish culture, like shouting over the dinner table or rushing through the seder. The last Republican presidential candidate to get more Jewish votes than his Democratic opponent was Warren Harding … Read More