God and Man at Yale: The Superstitions of 'Academic Freedom'

God and Man at Yale: The Superstitions of 'Academic Freedom'

by William F. Buckley Jr.

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Overview

"For God, for country, and for Yale... in that order," William F. Buckley Jr. wrote as the dedication of his monumental work—a compendium of knowledge that still resonates within the halls of the Ivy League university that tried to cover up its political and religious bias. 

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. The book, God and Man at Yale, rocked the academic world and catapulted its young author, William F. Buckley Jr. into the public spotlight. Now, half a century later, read the extraordinary work that began the modern conservative movement. 

Buckley's harsh assessment of his alma mater divulged the reality behind the institution's wholly secular education, even within the religion department and divinity school. Unabashed, one former Yale student details the importance of Christianity and heralds the modern conservative movement in his preeminent tell-all, God and Man at Yale: The Superstitions of "Academic Freedom."


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596988033
Publisher: Regnery Gateway
Publication date: 02/06/2012
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 254,931
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

William F. Buckley Jr., who founded National Review magazine in 1955, is the author of more than forty books. For more than thirty years he hosted the television show Firing Line, and his newspaper column, "On the Right," is syndicated to more than three hundred newspapers.

Table of Contents

The Revolt Against the Establishment: God and Man at Yale at Fifty Austin W. Bramwell xi

Introduction to the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edition William F. Buckley Jr. xxi

Foreword John Chamberlain lix

Author's Preface lxiii

Introduction Michael Knowles lxxi

Chapter 1 Religion at Yale 3

Chapter 2 Individualism at Yale 41

Chapter 3 Yale and Her Alumni 103

Chapter 4 The Superstitions of "Academic Freedom" 123

Chapter 5 The Problem of the Alumnus 171

Appendix A Religion and Sociology 181

Appendix B Sample Communications Relating to the Kennedy Controversy 189

Appendix C Philosophy and Religion 197

Appendix D Religion and Psychology 201

Appendix E Cuninggim on Religion at Yale 205

Appendix F Undelivered Address, Prepared by the Author for the Yale Alumni Day, February 1950 207

Appendix G Colleges and Universities Using the Basic Economics Textbooks 213

Notes 227

Index 233

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