Bruce S. Thornton
  Dr. Thornton grew up on a cattle ranch in Fresno, California. His father was a cowboy and a barber who never attended high school, his mother the child of Italian immigrants. From an early age, Thornton worked on the ranch, and from the experience he acquired a practical realism, a clear-eyed acceptance of the concrete, harsh realities sometimes overlooked or ignored in the ivory-tower academy. He received his B.A. in Latin and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from UCLA and is currently professor of Classics and Humanities in the Department of Foreign Languages at California State University in Fresno. Thornton's first book is Eros: The Myth of Ancient Greek Sexuality (Westview, 1997), and his latest title is Greek Ways: How the Greeks Created Western Civilization (Encounter, 2000).

ISI Books
Contributor to Vital Remnants
Author of Plagues of the Mind
Co-author of Bonfire of the Humanities
Contributor to Patriot Sage
Author of A Student's Guide to Classics

Online Lectures
America's Greek and Roman Roots
Hellenism, Hebraism, and Americanism
The Failure of American Public Education
The Roots of American Exceptionalism
The Uniqueness of the West
The Uniqueness of the West
What Hath Athens to do with Wall Street?: How the Ancients Help us to understand the Free Market
What's So Great About the Classics?

ISI Journals
The Twilight of the Professors
—Spring 1999, IR

Available for Lectures. Topics include:
"Defending the West"
"The Twilight of the Professors"
Founders as Farmers: The Greek Georgic Tradition and the Founders"
"The New Epidemic of False Knowledge"