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Paul Gottfried is an American political philosopher and intellectual historian, and former Horace Raffensperger Professor of Humanities at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania.

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Fascism: The Career of a Concept

U.S. HistoryWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

04/01/2016Mises Media
Paul Gottfried discusses his recent book, Fascism: The Career of a Concept.
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War and Democracy

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Gottfried covers a variety of topics, both historical and contemporary, ranging from Oswald Spengler and the Frankfurt School to the destruction of classical liberalism, the dumbing down of higher education and the increasing dominance of administration in democratic governments.
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Liberal Internationalism: From the Founding of the Council on Foreign Relations to the Neoconservative Ascendancy

World HistoryAustrian Economics Overview

10/10/2014Mises Media
From the session on "The Changing and Permanent War Parties," presented at the Austrian Economics Research Conference. Recorded 23 March 2013 at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama.
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Liberalism versus Democracy

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
A process that drew attention at the turn of the century, and even earlier, was the movement from a bourgeois liberal society into a mass-democratic society. Not all of those who observed this process made the same judgments about it. Volume 12, Number 2 (1996)


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Sovereign State at Bay

World HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Among serious readers of his work, Carl Schmitt (1888-1985) is known as an analyst of the European sovereign state. From the 1920s on he wrote extensively on this entity, examining the historical context that gave rise to it and the legal arrangements it incorporated. He viewed the sovereign state...


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