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5 Minutes With Robert S. Kramer, a Historian Who Studies the End of Time 1

St. Norbert College

Robert Kramer

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St. Norbert College

Robert Kramer

Are Those who predict the end of time unique? Since September 11, 2001, Robert S. Kramer, an associate professor of history at St. Norbert College who studies people who believe the world will end, has come to feel that we're all a little "millennial" now. Here is an edited version of his conversation with The Chronicle.

Q. What drew you to teach a class about believers in the end of the world?

A. I studied a