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Keynes; Each volume inscribed by Him Skidelsky, Robert. London: Macmillan, Everything gets over, and nothing is ever enough. Basil E. The loss of individual spirit in this country has done more damage and will continue to do more damage for the foreseeable future. The loss of religion as a binding factor in American culture is also proving to be dangerous. Since Yale alumni bear a disproportionate role in leading the world relative to their numbers, one has to consider that many of the social trends of the past half-century are due to exactly what Buckley describes here.
This is easily one of the best books I've read in some time. It is concise and written with the hand of a maestro. Oddly, I must admit, it has increased the likelihood that, should I get into Yale and the University of Chicago for graduate school, I consider Yale. THis is because the quality of education presented here--though it bears criticism and negative attention--is so far better than the quality of education at public schools in the state of California, which is at the forefront of the collectivist and anti-religious trend, that it is almost sickening.
View 2 comments. Sep 27, Sketchbook rated it did not like it. Speaking of bias: the hoity-toity Mr B was a white supremacist in the 50s and 60s. What a guy! View all 6 comments. I read a lot of Buckley back in the day, but had never read this one, the book that put him on the map. Reading it now, I can certainly see why it put him on the map.
Good stuff. Oct 30, Greg rated it really liked it Shelves: poli-sci. Reading this book is primarily for historical value. It is William F. Buckley, Jr. In it you will find all the major themes of modern American conservatism that have shaped American politics since Goldwater.
Following graduation, Buckley would go on to found The National Review magazine, which would be the standard bearer for the American conservative movement until the late 80's, when Rush Limbaugh becomes the stan Reading this book is primarily for historical value. Following graduation, Buckley would go on to found The National Review magazine, which would be the standard bearer for the American conservative movement until the late 80's, when Rush Limbaugh becomes the standard bearer. The themes that Buckley brings to Yale in this book include: Highest goods: 1.
Christianity as the surest ground for ethics. Capitalism over socialism. Criticisms of Yale: 1. Homogeneity in the ideology of the faculty anti-Christian secularism or naturalism, socialism. Faculty response to criticism with the shibboleth of "Academic Freedom".
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It is sort of back to the future, because these are the same things that the left-wing-turned-right-wing activist David Horowitz and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education FIRE have been critical of since Buckley was writing in ca. Dec 15, Mike the Paladin rated it really liked it Shelves: political.
While dated this book is a good place to start in examining the premise it puts forward in comparison to the situation as it exists today. The names in the book and the specific examples listed come but continuing through s.
God and man at Yale : the superstitions of "academic freedom"
The "changes" that are presaged by the situation Mr. Buckley goes into have continued through to the present. The examples of instructors professors in the religion classes who are irreligious or even outright hostile to religion compared to what the alumni and pa While dated this book is a good place to start in examining the premise it puts forward in comparison to the situation as it exists today. The examples of instructors professors in the religion classes who are irreligious or even outright hostile to religion compared to what the alumni and parents of the students might think is only one area of examination.
Does academic freedom of research equal an implication that the "teachers" should also have absolute control over that tenor. Exactly how hostile to "religious thought" are modern "scholars"?
God and man at Yale; the superstitions of academic freedom.
This book revolves around Yale in the s and 70s it has been revised since but the implications and evidence present are definitely applicable to the situation as it exists in most institutions of higher learning today. The attitude of superiority over anyone who actually believes in God. The ridicule that is applied when actual argument won't work, it's all still there and today even, "more so". In considering all this I'd say this is a good place to start. In planing to send a son or daughter off to college this is also a volume one might want to read as it looks at the phenomenon of institutes of higher learning Yale here getting paid by parents to destroy the morals and values in their children that those parents have spent the perspective student's childhood building.
It deals with and looks at what has led to the "abuse of" or possibly "perversion of" what is termed "academic freedom". Look at the situation in our "institutions of higher learning" today when a class can be taught by an undergraduate while a tenured professor leads protests against conservative speakers and publishes books and papers declaring things like " was an inside job and there were no planes involved".
How did we get here? This book remember is from , think about it.
Thinking is so unusual today anyway. Apr 06, Downward rated it really liked it. Here WFB sets forth with the primary thesis that alumni, being both customers and donors to Yale University, should be able to dictate the values that are taught at that University. This is a reaction to the belief that Yale had, at the publishing of this book following WFB's tenure as a student there, had moved away from their core values of individualism and christianity, toward a collectivist and atheist agenda.
There are lots of problems with Buckley's ideas here, the most obvious being that Here WFB sets forth with the primary thesis that alumni, being both customers and donors to Yale University, should be able to dictate the values that are taught at that University. There are lots of problems with Buckley's ideas here, the most obvious being that Yale and other schools like it are and always have been primarily interested in maintaining the class structure that allows them their elitism; Buckley's strident opposition to Marxism being presented in any way that isn't an outright condemnation speaks to his extremism and keeps him from seeing that Yale and universities like it are wholly engines of the status quo.
As a wealthy white Christian, any worldview that doesn't neatly fit into his own is automatically an affront to decency. But Buckley acquits himself because he argues well and his prose is beautiful. The first two chapters of this book run near irrelevance these days because they rely on naming professors he finds particularly offensive and quoting heavily from texts used in their classes - but he's honest about the subjectivity of his exprience and motions towards the idea that of course people have the privilege to disagree with him if they're doing so honestly and addressing his concerns, as he is doing for them.
Overall, I think Buckley's ideas are bad ones. Sort of real bad. That said, this book is verrry compelling as a historical document and a pleasure to read on not only a sentence by sentence basis, but as the first real important work by someone who became an influential thinker of the 20th century.
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Sep 28, Robert Papas rated it it was amazing. You can sometimes judge the effectiveness of a writer or that writer's work by the visceral reactions they generate from those who hold an opposing view. This book is a shining example of that effectiveness. Even as a young man, when he wrote this book, Buckley showed a superb command of the language and its intricacies, and his simple premise -- that academia, which is supposed to embrace free thought, speech and expression but in fact is skewed toward a particular world view -- is more true tod You can sometimes judge the effectiveness of a writer or that writer's work by the visceral reactions they generate from those who hold an opposing view.
Even as a young man, when he wrote this book, Buckley showed a superb command of the language and its intricacies, and his simple premise -- that academia, which is supposed to embrace free thought, speech and expression but in fact is skewed toward a particular world view -- is more true today than it was when Buckley wrote these words. To the true free-thinker, "God and Man at Yale" should serve as a warning.
However, as is so often the case in today's political discourse, many critics do not review the work on its merits but rather the perceived personal qualities of the author. Oppose Buckley with the facts, if you can. Show that academia, or more specifically the Eastern Ivy League establishment, is not in fact biased toward the American Left. Simply calling Buckley an idiot won't feed that bulldog.
In the meantime, open your mind and read one of the cornerstones of modern American conservatism. It's an excellent work, well-organized, plainly spoken and direct. In order to have a reasoned debate, don't you at least want to attempt to understand your opponent's position? Jan 04, Rob Shurmer rated it it was ok. It's rather sad to see just how much of an arrogant tosser Buckley was even as a young man, one more suited to the reactionary world of Metternich than the post-war s.
Reading Buckley's early work, it's easy to understand the anti-communist witch hunts of the 50s. The motto of the so-called New Right? Don't engage intellectually, simply ban, fire, and excoriate anything that doesn't conform to your tiddy WASP world view. Mar 14, D. A very good analysis of academic freedom and the Communist threat to higher education. I am not one to disparage a work of such a great man. However, I find the book is a product of its times, people, and events of a particular place, and this itself is a weakness.
May 19, Bryan Jones rated it really liked it. Do not be fooled by the title. Buckley's book has very little to do about Yale. It serves merely as a backdrop for his arguments against the concepts of academic freedom and for individualism conservatism. William Buckley is a renowned political conservatist, and apparently this book kicked off his life's work. He wrote it two years after graduating Yale in , and his immature, overly flatutent writing style is evidence of a young writer.
Nevertheless his arguments are well thought out and Do not be fooled by the title. Nevertheless his arguments are well thought out and persuasive regardless of your political leanings. I think it is important to read this book in the context of the times in which he wrote. Written not long after the Great Depression, I think it is safe to say that America was swept away with Roosevelt concepts of bigger government, etc.
It was anathema to think otherwise. Buckley swims against the tide in this book, and presents a counterview that many have gone onto to say fomented the current liberal vs. You couple that with the fact that in , the ineffectiveness of communism hadn't completely shown itself, and many academics were still espousing its merit even in America.
Buckley weaves these huge topics almost accidently into his bigger point that professors should not be completely insulated under the umbrella of academic freedom. Rather they should be accountable to teaching students in accordance with certain principles e.
All interesting stuff regardless of your political views. I think it is about pages. It seems a little longer because of Buckley's writing style, but nevertheless a very interesting read. The book is well-reasoned but dry as an old dishcloth. Buckley's conservativsm was the genteel philosphy carved from very basic axioms.
Not the most interesting book but it has held out well in the last 50 years for its disdain of the muscular fascist conservative cousin now masquerading as genuine politics today.
Oct 03, Corey Wozniak rated it did not like it. The book was mostly just excerpts from various economics textbooks. This specific ISBN edition is currently not available. View all copies of this ISBN edition:. Synopsis About this title "For God, for country, and for Yale About the Author : William F. Review : ''Without God and Man at Yale , one could fairly say, the conservative movement would not exist today. Buy New View Book. Customers who bought this item also bought.
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