The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) is pleased to present a lecture by Dr. Paul Gottfried on “Paleos, Neos, and the Future of American Conservatism,” Wednesday April 2, at 8:30 a.m., Room 1004, Taylor Science Center, Hamilton College.

Dr. Paul Gottfried

Dr. Paul Gottfried, Horace Raffensperger Professor of Humanities Emeritus at Elizabethtown College, will speak to Robert Paquette’s class, History 277, “Conservative Thought in the United States” on his role as an intellectual leader of the paleoconservative movement; what separates paleoconservatives from neoconservatives and libertarians; as well as what he see as the future for traditional conservatism in the United States.  Dr. Gottfried received his Ph.D. in 1967 from Yale University where he studied under Herbert Marcuse. His many books include Carl Schmitt: “Politics and Theory” (1990); “The Strange Death of Marxism; “Conservatism in America” (2007); and “War and Democracy” (2012).

Later that same evening, the AHI will host Dr. Gottfried for an Undergraduate Fellows Leadership Dinner and discussion entitled “Voices Against Progress,” at 6:00 p.m. at the AHI’s headquarters, 21 West Park Row, Clinton, NY. For additional information, please contact