Mark Fisher

Mark Fisher is Assistant Professor of Government at Georgetown University and a Research Fellow at the Berlin Thucydides Center (Freie Universität Berlin).

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He is broadly interested in the history of political thought, the relation of history to political theory, and questions surrounding democratic authority and discourse. Thus far, his research has centered on Thucydidean political thought, and he is currently writing a book manuscript about Thucydides’ use of the Greek heroic tradition to understand Athenian democracy. Interests for future research and teaching include the ancient origins of realist political theory, the history of equality as a moral and political concept, the role of historical argumentation in political theory, and the ancient antecedents of ‘post-truth’ politics.