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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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On Liberal and Democratic Nationhood

Monetary TheoryOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The consubstantiality of liberalism and democracy has become a modem religious dogma. It is a doctrine transcending established political divisions, and ever since the de-Sovietization of Eastern Europe that began last year American journalists of otherwise differing ideological persuasions have...


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The Habermasian Moment

Legal SystemWorld HistoryOther Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Among spokemen for the Post-Marxist Left, Jürgen Habermas (1923–) may be the most prominent and, in his own country, the most honored. An advocate of “militant” democracy since the 1950s, he has defended his persuasion in the international press, in multiple books and articles, and as an academic...


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Locke, Hobbes, and the UD: Comment on Van Dun

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Frank van Dun, in his learned essay on the Hobbesian roots of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UD), passed by the UN General Assembly in December 1948, presents arguments that need to be assessed. Volume 16, Number 3 (2002)


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Fascism, Anti-Fascism, and the Welfare State

Big GovernmentOther Schools of Thought

10/11/2005Mises Media
Recorded at the Mises Institute, 7–8 October 2005. [28:30]
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The Therapeutic Welfare State

Big GovernmentAustrian Economics OverviewInterventionism

02/03/2005Mises Media
Sponsored by the Mises Institute and held in Atlanta, Georgia; 26-27 September 1997. [27:21]
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