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God and Man at Yale: The Superstitions of 'Academic Freedom' Paperback – January 1, 1986
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''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 an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Mr. Buckley was a devout Catholic and committed individualist (I will use this word as he uses it and hope you gain full appreciation for it after reading the forward of the book). He saw that during his education, Yale promoted neither religion nor the ideas of free market economy and personal responsibility in contravention of its own charter. Indeed, most of the professors openly scoffed at both and forcefully propounded the ideas of liberalism that had developed during Wilson's presidency and flourished under FDR. So he wrote this book to admonish the faculty for its bias and imbalance, illuminate the hypocrisy of the college administration and to suggest that the alumni take responsibility for guiding the direction of the curriculum. Along the way he demolishes the myth of "academic freedom." The book failed to change now yet more liberal Yale because the naive Mr.Read more ›
Mr. Buckley has been right about most things for the last half century. He was very young when he wrote this book, and it was a sign of even better things to come.
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This is William F. Buckley's seminal work that thrust him into the leadership of the Conservative movement. Read morePublished 3 days ago by J. Bills
William Buckley appears to be a true conservative with great integrity.Published 13 days ago by S Reynolds
It's a great essay about what WFB felt was wrong with Yale and a clarion call for the alumni to get involved and reform Buckley's beloved alma mater.Published 19 days ago by Eric Blair
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 7 months 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 7 months ago by Tom Gibbs
Academic Freedom. The two words which educators throw at you when you challenge what they are teaching. Read morePublished 9 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 12 months ago by a psychiatrist