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''Without God and Man at Yale, one could fairly say, the conservative movement would not exist today. Soon after winning national attention with this controversial polemic, William F. Buckley Jr. deployed his youth, charm, and intellect to unite a motley crew of cantankerous intellectuals into a viable conservative movement. Less than a generation after Lionel Trilling famously opined that 'in the United States at this time liberalism is not only the dominant but even the sole intellectual tradition,' Buckley had in large part caused the liberal consensus to unravel.'' --From the new foreword to the 50th Anniversary Edition
''Still correct and prophetic. It defines the conservative revolt against socialism and atheism on campus and in the culture and reconciles the alleged conflict between capitalist and religious conservatives.'' --George Gilder, National Review, ''100 Best Nonfiction Books of the Century''
''William F. Buckley's book with the brilliant title, God and Man at Yale, will kick up a glorious controversy . . . Brilliant, sincere, well-informed, keenly reasoned, and exciting to read.'' --American Mercury --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY Jr. (1925-2008), a syndicated columnist, author, editor, television host, and adventurer, was the founder of National Review and the host of the Emmy Award-winning Firing Line, the longest-running public affairs program in television history with the same host. He was the award-winning author of many bestsellers, starting with God and Man at Yale. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
I went to Yale Graduate School a decade after Buckley did undergrad. He wrote a wonderful critique of Yale--and every other modern university. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Richard E. Burke
It's amazing that Buckley would write this at the age of 24, and maybe more amazing that it was published in 1951. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Tom Gibbs
Academic Freedom. The two words which educators throw at you when you challenge what they are teaching. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
a bit dated now but prophetic. Our poor West is in gradual decline. I think this is because all our great cultural achievements, science, just judiciary, accountable government,... Read morePublished 6 months ago by a psychiatrist
I read this with high expectations, having heard glowing reviews about Buckley's debut book, the vaunted text which "launched a movement". Read morePublished 6 months ago by David M. Rosenberg
A classic - but also he's an intricate, rich, and often funny writer. The first several pages of his chapter on so-called "academic freedom" both tells an important story,... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Bruce_in_LA