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Paul Gottfried

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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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The Communitarians

Other Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

10/14/1999Mises Daily Articles
Intellectuals who long for the supposed good-old days of traditional life—and their tacit support of the managerial state. (Article by Paul Gottfried).
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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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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. Prom 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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