Paul Hollander (born 1932 in Hungary) is an American political sociologist, communist studies scholar and non-fiction author. He is known for his criticisms of communism and left-wing politics in general. Born in 1932 in Hungary, he fled to the West after the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 was bloodily put down by Soviet forces.
He earned a Ph.D in Sociology from Princeton University, 1963 and a B.A. from the London School of Economics, 1959. He is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Center Associate of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University. He is a member of the advisory council of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation.
- Soviet and American Society: A Comparison (1973)
- Political Pilgrims (1981)
- The Many Faces of Socialism (1983)
- The Survival of the Adversary Culture (1988)
- Decline and Discontent (1992)
- Anti-Americanism: Critiques at Home and Abroad (1992)
- Political Will and Personal Belief: The Decline and Fall of Soviet Communism,(1999)
- Discontents: Postmodern and Postcommunist (2002)
- The End of Commitment (2006)
- The Only Super Power (2009)
- Extravagant Expectations (2011)
- American and Soviet Society (1969)
- Understanding Anti-Americanism (2004)
- From the Gulag to the Killing Fields (2006)
- Political Violence: Belief, Behavior and Legitimation (2008)
- Hollander at the Davis Center at Harvard University.
- Hollander articles at New Criterion
- Appearances on C-SPAN
- Video of lecture at The Heritage Foundation . Washington, D.C. 06.28.06. Mr. Hollander explains that while communism was developed to create a new sense of community, a more accurate description of the political ideology would be "violence with a higher purpose."
- "Which God Has Failed" New Criterion" February, 2002