God and man at Yale: the superstitions of "academic freedom"

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Gateway Editions, 1986 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
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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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Well reasoned critique of University teachings falling far short of its original charter and mission. An insightful and comprehensive argument against the unrestrained teachings of collectivism by a faculty run amuck. Though written in 1952, it reads as if could have been written today. Read full review

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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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William F. Buckley Jr., the founder of the National Review and host of TVa (TM)s longest-running program, Firing Line, was the author of many works of nonfiction, as well as eleven novels. He died in 2008.

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