The Contours of Conscious Conservatism – A Deep Dive with Paul Gottfried

Professor Paul Gottfried is the foremost philosopher of American paleoconservatism (a term that he coined) and editor of Chronicles magazine. Formerly the Horace Raffensperger Professor of Humanities at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania, he has authored 14 books as well as edited an anthology of paleoconservative thought published in 2023. From the Danube Institute in Budapest, I spoke to him about the origins and evolution of different forms of conservatism, the 1980s neoconservative coup of the American right, the true nature of wokeism, the internal flaws of liberal democracy, the emergence of a counter-revolutionary right, and much much more.