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PUBLISHER: Devin Foley

Devin Foley is Chief Executive Officer of Charlemagne Institute, which operates Intellectual Takeout, Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture, and the Alcuin Internship. He is a graduate of Hillsdale College where he studied history and political science. Prior to co-founding Intellectual Takeout/Charlemagne Institute, he served as the Director of Development at the Center of the American Experiment, a state-based think tank in Minnesota. Devin is a contributor to local and national newspapers, a frequent guest on a variety of talk shows, such as Minneapolis’ KTLK and NPR’s Talk of the Nation, and regularly shares culture and education insights presenting to civic groups, schools, and other organizations. In 2011, he was named a Young Leader by the American Swiss Foundation. 

EDITOR IN CHIEF: Paul Gottfried

Paul Gottfried, Ph.D., is editor-in-chief of Chronicles. He is the Raffensperger Professor Emeritus of Humanities at Elizabethtown College, a Guggenheim recipient, and a Mises Research Fellow. Paul also cohosts the Cotto/Gottfried interview program on Roku. He has been writing for Chronicles since its founding in 1977, and is the author of numerous articles as well as 13 books, including: 

  • The Vanishing Tradition (Cornell-NIU Press, 2020)
  • Revisions and Dissents (Northern Illinois University Press, 2017)
  • The Search for Historical Meaning (University of Illinois, 2016)
  • Fascism: The Career of a Concept (Northern Illinois University Press, 2015)
  • War and Democracy (Arktos, 2012)
  • Leo Strauss and the American Conservative Movement (Cambridge University Press, 2012)
  • Encounters: My Life with Nixon, Marcuse, and Other Friends and Teachers (Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 2009)
  • Conservatism in America: Making Sense of the American Right (Palgrave-Macmillan, July 2007)
  • The Strange Death of Marxism: The European Left in the New Millennium (University of Missouri Press, 2005)
  • Multiculturalism and the Politics of Guilt: Towards A Secular Theocracy (University of Missouri Press, 2002)
  • After Liberalism: Mass Democracy in the Managerial State (Princeton University Press, 1999)

Paul has a new book being published by Cornell-NIU Press, Antifascism: Career of a Concept, set to release in 2021. 


Edward Welsch is the executive editor of Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture. He was previously a journalist covering the financial markets and energy industry for The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg News from bureaus in Washington, D.C., New York, and Calgary, and was also the editor of financial newsletters. He is an undergraduate of St. Olaf College and a student of its Great Books program, and holds a master’s degree in Journalism and Communications from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

DEPUTY EDITOR: Annie Holmquist


SENIOR WRITER: Pedro Gonzalez


BOOKS EDITOR: Mark G. Brennan


POETRY EDITOR: Catharine Savage Brosman


PUBLISHED BY: Charlemagne Institute