God and man at Yale: the superstitions of "academic freedom"
In 1951, a twenty-five-year old Yale graduate published his first book, which exposed the extraordinarily irresponsible educational attitude that prevailed at his alma mater. This book rocked the academic world and catapulted its young author, William F. Buckley Jr., into the public spotlight.
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Having read one of William F. Buckley, Jr's Blackford Oakes spy novels previously, I came in knowing that Buckley is a very good author, but was still unsure what "God and Man at Yale" would hold.
A very telling account of Buckley's college days at Yale, this book opened my eyes to what the world of academia really looks like. As a high school junior, I had a good idea what to expect from professors in college, but had no idea this type of behavior was prevalent sixty years ago. From elaborating on why there was a high number of Communist professors to explaining why the institution founded by Puritans would not allow him to mention Christianity in a speech to alumni, Buckley exposes Yale's intolerance.
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This wasn't exactly the most entrancing history that I've ever read. Buckley is a brilliant man and a capable writer, but his subject matter is specific to Yale in the first half of the 20th century ...