The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) will host Paul Gottfried, Horace Raffensperger Professor of Humanities Emeritus, Elizabethtown College for three appearances, October 25-26.  Dr. Gottfried will speak on fascism, conservatism, and the meaning of “Alt-Right,” a term Gottfried is credited with coining.

On Wednesday, October 25, he will speak on the meaning of conservatism from 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m., room 112, Kirner-Johnson building, Hamilton College, in Government 408 “Modern Conservative Politics,” taught by AHI Resident Fellow Dr. David Frisk; and he will also speak on the meaning of fascism, from 1:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m., Room 109, Kirner-Johnson building, Hamilton College, in History 314 “Nazi Germany,” taught by Dr. Alfred Kelly.

On Thursday, October 26, at 6:00 p.m., Dr. Gottfried will also direct a Leadership Dinner at the Alexander Hamilton Institute.  Attendants will discuss chapter 7 of Dr. Gottfried’s book Fascism, “Is There a Revolutionary Right?” A reception for Dr. Gottfried, open to the public, will begin at 5:15 p.m.

Professor Gottfried received his B. A. in 1963 from Yeshiva University and his Ph. D. in history in 1967 from Yale University, where he studied under Herbert Marcuse. His books include: Carl Schmitt:  Politics and Theory (1990); Multiculturalism and the Politics of Guilt (2002); The Strange Death of Marxism (2005); Conservatism in America (2007); Encounters: My Life with Nixon, Marcuse, and Other Friends and Teachers (2009); War and Democracy (2012); Leo Strauss and the Conservative Movement in America (2013); Fascism:  The Career of a Concept (2016); Revisions and Dissents (2017).