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 5, 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 5, 2018


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