Victor Davis Hanson is the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution.
Hanson was a National Endowment for the Humanities fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, California (1992-93), a visiting professor of classics at Stanford University (1991-92), and alumnus of the year of the University of California, Santa Cruz (2002).
Hanson is the author of some 170 articles, book reviews, and newspaper editorials on Greek, agrarian, and military history and essays on contemporary culture. He has written or edited twenty books, including Father of Us All: War and History, Ancient and Modern (2010); Makers of Ancient Strategy: from the Persian Wars to the Fall of Rome (ed.) (2010); Warfare and Agriculture in Classical Greece (1983; paperback ed., University of California Press, 1998); Carnage and Culture (Doubleday, 2001); A War Like No Other (Random House 2005); The Western Way of War (Alfred Knopf, 1989; 2nd paperback ed., University of California Press, 2000); The Wars of the Ancient Greeks (Cassell, 1999; paperback ed., 2001); and Mexifornia: a State of Becoming (Encounter, 2003).
Ken Jowitt is the Pres and Maurine Hotchkis Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Robson Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley.
Jowitt specializes in the study of comparative politics, American foreign policy, and post communist countries. He is particularly interested in studying types of anti-Western ideologies that might appear in the near future and, in that context, is working on Frontiers, Barricades and Boundaries, a book dealing with the changes in international political geography and the challenges to American and Western institutions.
Among his recent publications is The New World Disorder: The Leninist Extinction (University of California Press, 1992). He had also written "Really Imaginary Socialism" (East European Constitutional Review, spring/summer 1997), "In Praise of the Ordinary: An Essay on Democracy," published in Adam Michnick's Letters from Freedom (University of California Press, 1998), "Russia Disconnected" (Irish Slavonic Studies 19 ), "Challenging the Correct Line" (East European Politics and Society, fall 1998), and "Ethnicity: Nice, Nasty, Nihilistic," in Ethnopolitical Warfare: Causes, Consequences, and Possible Solutions, ed. Daniel Chirot and Martin E. P. Seligman (American Psychological Association, 2001).
In 1997 he delivered the presidential address and Whitman College. In 1998 Jowitt delivered the Princeton Lectures, and was the Jean Monnet Visiting Scholar at the European University in Florence. He has spoken at the Commonwealth Club, the World Presidents Organization, and the Defense Intelligence Agency. In addition he appears occasionally on the CNBC program Hardball.
Bruce S. Thornton is a W. Glenn Cambell and Rita Ricardo-Cambell national fellow, 2009-10, 2010-11.
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 currently a professor of classics and humanities at California State University, Fresno. He is the author of nine books on a variety of topics, including Greek Ways: How the Greeks Created Western Civilization; Searching for Joaquin: Myth, Murieta, and History of California; with Victor Davis Hanson, Bonfire of the Humanities: Rescuing the Classics in and Impoverished Age; and Decline and Fall: Europe's Slow Motion Suicide. His numerous essays and reviews on Greek culture and civilization and their influence on Western Civilization, as well as on other contemporary political and educational issues, 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. Thornton is also a regular contributor to online magazines such as City Journal and Advancing a Free Society. He has lectured at many colleges and universities and at venues such as the Smithsonian Institute, the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, the Amy War College, and the Air Force Academy; he has also appeared on television on the History Channel and ABC's Politically Incorrect. He latest book, published in March 2011, is titled The Wages of Appeasement: Ancient Athens, Munich, and Obama's America.