Paul Edward Gottfried
|Born||November 21, 1941 (age 79)|
|Alma mater||Yeshiva University (B.A., 1963)|
Yale University (M.Sc., 1965)
Yale University (Ph.D., 1967)
|Doctoral advisor||Herbert Marcuse|
|Welfare state, democratic pluralism, Romanticism|
Paul Edward Gottfried (born November 21, 1941) is an American paleoconservative philosopher, historian, and columnist. He is a former Horace Raffensperger Professor of Humanities at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, as well as a Guggenheim Fellowship recipient. He is currently editor-in-chief of Chronicles magazine.
His father was a successful furrier from Budapest, who had fled Hungary after the July Putsch of 1934. The family relocated to Bridgeport soon after his birth. Gottfried attended Yeshiva University in New York as an undergraduate and returned to Connecticut to attend Yale for graduate school. He belonged to the Yale Political Union's Party of the Right.
Gottfried is opposed to nation-building and is an avid critic of American interventionist foreign policy.
Gottfried is also the first person to use the term "alternative right", when referring specifically to developments within American right-wing politics, in 2008. Richard B. Spencer co-created the term with Gottfried while working together at Taki's Magazine and helped it to gain wide currency through media attention surrounding conferences organized by his think tank, the white supremacist National Policy Institute.
In 2018, he joined the Institut des sciences sociales, économiques et politiques (Institute of Social, Economic and Political Sciences), founded by Marion Maréchal and Thibaut Monnier, in Lyon, France.
Gottfried is the US correspondent of Nouvelle École, a Nouvelle Droite journal founded by GRECE in 1968.