thornton• Professor of Classics & Humanities

Fellow at the Hoover Institution



Bruce S. Thornton is a professor of classics and humanities at California State University, Fresno. He is also a past National Fellow and current Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.


He is the author of ten books, and his numerous essays and reviews have appeared in both scholarly journals and magazines such as The New Criterion, Commentary, National Review, The Weekly Standard, and The Claremont Review of Books.


Bruce has lectured at many colleges and universities and at venues such as the Smithsonian Institute, the Hoover Institution, the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, the Army War College, and the Air Force Academy. His latest book is Democracy’s Dangers and Discontents: The Tyranny of the Majority from the Greeks to Obama.


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