Tom Nichols (academic)

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Tom Nichols (born 1960) is a professor at the U.S. Naval War College, at the Harvard Extension School, a Sovietologist, and a five-time undefeated Jeopardy! champion.[1][2][3] He is a senior contributor at The Federalist and the author of seven books.[4] Previously he was a fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.[1] He also worked for Republican Senator John Heinz as personal staff for defense and security affairs.[1]

He is a member of the Never Trump movement and has been described as one of "the most eloquent conservative voices against President Trump."[5] During the 2016 presidential campaign, Nichols argued that conservatives should vote for Hillary Clinton, whom he detested, because Trump was "too mentally unstable" to serve as commander-in-chief.[5]

Nichols is an undefeated five-time Jeopardy! champion and was, at one time, one of that game's all-time top players.[2][6]




  1. ^ a b c "Tom Nichols". The Federalist. Retrieved June 17, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Tom Nichols". J! Archive. Retrieved February 6, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Thomas M. Nichols, Ph.D." U.S. Naval War College. Retrieved October 2, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "Thomas M. Nichols (author page)". Retrieved February 15, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b Kennedy, Dan (February 6, 2017). "Some calming thoughts on Trump coverage from a #NeverTrump conservative". Media Nation. Retrieved February 6, 2017. 
  6. ^ "The Death of Expertise (product description)". Oxford University Press. Retrieved February 15, 2017. 

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