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Gottfried, Paul 1941-

Overview
Works: 14 works in 108 publications in 1 language and 5,586 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: JA84.U5, 320.520973
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Most widely held works about Paul Gottfried
 
Most widely held works by Paul Gottfried
The conservative movement by Paul Gottfried( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 1,481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the growth of the conservative movement from a small band of dissidents after World War II to the dominant force in American politics in the 1980s. Clearly distinguishes between the old Right, the religious Right, the New Right, libertarians, and neoconservatives
After liberalism : mass democracy in the managerial state by Paul Gottfried( Book )

26 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this trenchant challenge to social engineering, Paul Gottfried analyzes a patricide: the slaying of nineteenth-century liberalism by the managerial state. Paul Gottfried does more than analyze historical facts, however. He builds on them to show why it matters that the managerial state has replaced traditional liberalism: the new regimes of social engineers, he maintains, are elitists, and their rule is consensual only in the sense that it is unopposed by any widespread organized opposition. How can opponents of administrative elites show the public that those who provide, however ineptly, for their material needs are the enemies of democratic self-rule and of independent decision making in family life? If we do not wake up, Gottfried warns, the political debate may soon be over, despite sporadic and ideologically confused populist rumblings in both Europe and the United States
The search for historical meaning : Hegel and the postwar American right by Paul Gottfried( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multiculturalism and the politics of guilt : toward a secular theocracy by Paul Gottfried( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conservatism in America : making sense of the American right by Paul Gottfried( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book argues that the American conservative movement, as it now exists, does not have deep roots, It began in the 1950s as the invention of journalists and men of letters reacting to the early Cold War and the attempt to construct a rallying point for like-minded opponents of international Communism. The resulting movement has exaggerated the permanence of its values, while its militant anti-Communism and periodic suppression of dissent have weakened its capacity for internal debate. The movement came to power at least partly by burying an older anti-welfare state Right, one that in fact had enjoyed a social following that was concentrated in small-town America. The newcomers played down the merits of those they had replaced; and in the 1980's the neoconservatives, who took over the postwar conservative movement from an earlier generation, belittled their predecessors in a similar way. Among the movement's major accomplishments has been its ability to recreate its own past. The success of this revised history lies in the fact that even the movement's critics are now inclined to accept it."--Jacket
Conservative millenarians : the romantic experience in Bavaria by Paul Gottfried( Book )

8 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leo Strauss and the conservative movement in America : a critical appraisal by Paul Gottfried( Book )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers an original interpretation of the achievement of Leo Strauss, stressing how his ideas and followers reshaped the American conservative movement. The conservative movement that reached out to Strauss and his legacy was extremely fluid and lacked a self-confident leadership. Conservative activists and journalists felt a desperate need for academic acceptability, which they thought Strauss and his disciples would furnish. They also became deeply concerned with the problem of 'value relativism', which self-described
Carl Schmitt : politics and theory by Paul Gottfried( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fascism : the career of a concept by Paul Gottfried( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What does it mean to label someone a fascist? Today, it is equated with denouncing someone as a Nazi. But as intellectual historian Paul E. Gottfried writes in this provocative yet even-handed study, the term's meaning has evolved over the years. Gottfried examines the semantic twists and turns the term has endured since the 1930s adn traces the word's polemical function within the context of present ideological struggles. Like conservatism, liberalism, and other words whose meanings have changed with time, fascism has been used arbitrarily over the years and now stands for a host of iniquities that progressives, multiculturalists, and libertarians oppose, even if they offer no single, coherent account of the historic evil they condemn"--Publisher's description
Culture & consumption( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War and democracy : selected essays, 1975-2012 by Paul Gottfried( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents a selection of essays and reviews by Paul Gottfried written from 1975 to the present. They cover 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. Most crucially, Gottfried sees Western governments as engaged in a messianic fantasy of bringing democracy to the world, an imperialist endeavor that has only brought disaster to all nations concerned, while liberties at home are being gradually curtailed. A recurring theme is the transformation of the modern West, and how the meanings behind the ideas and concepts which helped to build our civilization have been altered to create a new type of society that bears a connection with that of our forefathers in name only
Catholic romanticism in Munich, 1826-1834 by Paul Gottfried( Book )

9 editions published between 1967 and 1979 in Undetermined and English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leviathan & its enemies : mass organization and managerial power in twentieth-century America by Samuel T Francis( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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After liberalism : mass democracy in the managerial state
Alternative Names
Gottfried, Paul Edward, 1941-

Languages
English (101)

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The search for historical meaning : Hegel and the postwar American rightMulticulturalism and the politics of guilt : toward a secular theocracyConservatism in America : making sense of the American rightConservative millenarians : the romantic experience in BavariaCarl Schmitt : politics and theoryCulture & consumption