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Donald Kagan

Born: 1-May-1932
Birthplace: Lithuania

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Great Dialogue

Wife: Myrna (schoolteacher, two sons)
Son: Robert Kagan (scholar, b. 26-Sep-1958)
Son: Frederick Kagan (scholar, b. circa 1969)

    University: AB History, Brooklyn College (1954)
    University: MA Classics, Brown University (1955)
    University: PhD History, Ohio State University (1958)
    Professor: History, Cornell University (1960-69)
    Professor: History and Classics, Yale University (1969-)
    Administrator: Chairman, Classics Department, Yale University (1972-75)
    Administrator: Dean, Yale College, Yale University (1989-92)

    Hudson Institute Trustee Emeritus
    Project for the New American Century
    National Council on the Humanities (1988-93)
    Fulbright 1958
    NEA Fellowship 1971
    National Humanities Medal 2002

Author of books:
The Great Dialogue: A History of Greek Political Thought from Homer to Polybius (1965, 4 vols.)
The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War (1969)
The Archidamian War (1974)
The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition (1981)
The Fall of the Athenian Empire (1987)
Pericles of Athens and the Birth of Democracy (1991)
On the Origins of War and the Preservation of Peace (1995)
The Western Heritage (2000, with others)
The Heritage of World Civilizations (2000, with others)
While America Sleeps: Self-Delusion, Military Weakness, and the Threat to Peace Today (2000, with Frederick Kagan)
The Peloponnesian War (2003)


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