Bruce Thornton is a professor of classics and humanities for the California State University, Fresno, and a Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He has written nine books on many topics, including Plagues of the Mind: The New Epidemic of False Knowledge; Greek Ways: How the Greeks Created Western Civilization; Searching for Joaquin: Myth, Murieta, and History in California; with Victor Davis Hanson, Bonfire of the Humanities: Rescuing the Classics in an Impoverished Age; and Decline and Fall: Europe’s Slow-Motion Suicide.