W. Robert Connor

W. Robert Connor  is the author of Thucydides (1984). A professor of classics emeritus at Princeton University and director emeritus of the National Humanities Center, he blogs at www.wrobertconnor.com/blog.

Reading Thucydides in a Time of Pandemic

What the Athenian historian’s insights predict about the future of our own democracy

by W. Robert Connor | Saturday, February 05, 2022

A Vacuum at the Center

How a demagogue resembles a typhoon, and why it matters to the future of the republic

by W. Robert Connor | Monday, March 05, 2018