It is not generally my practice to answer bloggers responding to my commentaries. I’ve also had the strong sense that some of the respondents to Paul Weyrich’s attack on the Fairness Doctrine were doing so well that my own efforts might appear superfluous. But since my older son has now taken the side of my... Read More
Having read Rich Lowry’s latest gripe in National Review about the application of the Fairness Doctrine and how this liberal trick would hurt “conservative” radio commentators, my immediate, sarcastic response was “this guy must be kidding.” As someone on the old right, I couldn’t imagine how any blow against truth would result from a change... Read More
Paul Edward Gottfried (b. 1941) has been one of America's leading intellectual historians and paleoconservative thinkers for over 40 years, and is the author of many books, including Conservatism in America (2007), The Strange Death of Marxism (2005), After Liberalism (1999), Multiculturalism and the Politics of Guilt (2002), and Leo Strauss and the Conservative Movement in America (2012) . A critic of the neoconservative movement, he has warned against the growing lack of distinctions between the Democratic and Republican parties and the rise of the managerial state. He has been acquainted with many of the leading American political figures of recent decades, including Richard Nixon and Patrick Buchanan. He is Professor Emeritus of Humanities at Elizabethtown College and a Guggenheim recipient.