Blood was spilled three weeks ago when Christine O’Donnell beat centrist Republican Mike Castle in Delaware’s GOP primary. Long suspicious of the Tea Party challenge to Republican regulars, former Bush advisor and current FOX News contributor Karl Rove attacked O’Donnell as someone who says a lot of “nutty things” and whose background raises “serious questions.”... Read More
Did anyone else catch the unsettling comment made by Karl Rove on the O’Reilly show last night. When O’Reilly asked Bush’s former grey eminence whether Obama had benefited from the speech given in Philadelphia, which failed to condemn the racist pastor Jeremiah Wright unequivocally, Rove showed why the American Right is justified to view him... Read More
An Op Ed piece in the Washington Post (August 14, 2007) prepared by Grover G. Norquist about why we should admire Karl Rove irritated the hell out of me. A tribute to the retiring presidential advisor by someone who is supposed to speak for the American Right, the text praises a man of deeds who... 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.