Bruce S. Thornton, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, grew up on a cattle ranch in Fresno County, California. He received his BA in Latin from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1975, as well as his PhD in comparative literature–Greek, Latin, and English–in 1983. Thornton is...
Does Homer still matter? For more than 2000 years, the ancient Greeks and Romans have had a special place in the canon of western civilization and their writings have been studied by generation after generation of scholars and students. But are the classics still relevant in twenty-first century, multi-cultural America? Or are the ancient Greeks of no more importance to us than other ancient cultures such as the Aztecs, Egyptians, or Chinese?
Research Fellow Bruce Thornton discusses the challenges of foreign policy in a democratic state, based on his recent book Democracy’s Dangers and Discontents: The Tyranny of the Majority from the Greeks to Obama.
Hoover Institution fellow Bruce Thornton discusses CO2 increases and climate change.
Hoover Institution fellow Bruce Thornton discusses whether the US and South Korea have the will to denuclearize North Korea.
Hoover Institution fellow Bruce Thornton discusses his Front Page Magazine article "Stop appeasing the Democrats."
Bruce Thornton is a professor of classics and humanities at California State University, Fresno, and a national fellow at the Hoover Institution. His latest book is The Wages of Appeasement: Ancient Athens, Munich and Obama’s America.