Professor of Political Science and Classics, Stanford
Josiah Ober is Professor of Political Science and Classics at Stanford University. His most recent book is The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece (2015).
Human rights and justice
What kind of citizen was he?
Conventional wisdom sees Socrates as a martyr for free speech, but he accepted his death sentence for a different cause
Fairness and equality
Lessons of Demopolis
Wisdom from classical Greece: democracy and liberalism are both better off if we understand the difference between them