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©1977 William F. Buckley, Jr.; (P)1988 by Blackstone Audio Inc.
College English professor who loves classic literature, psychology, neurology and hates pop trash like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey.
Buckley's message, that traditionalism has been steamrolled in academia by modernist relativism and its trappings is still as relevant today, and maybe more so, than it was when he wrote God and Man At Yale. There are flaws in the logic in places, for instance, when Buckley argues that the students, not the faculty, should have more say in the spirit of the curriculum, implying that students at Yale wanted religion over atheism and then just a few pages later complains that a professor who was "ardently atheist" taught classes that were "hugely attended." If a lot of the time and place particularities are strained through the overall message, that is, that somewhere along the line, traditionalism became taboo in American colleges, the book ages well. As a college humanities instructor with conservative leanings, I can certainly relate to much of what Buckley has written here, if, at times, I wince a bit at his line of reason.
Clear, consise and complete, well written expose of the culture in the US world of Academe post wwii and a starting point on the audit trail of the evolution of this culture today. A muyst read for those for whom today's culture seems amoral.
The confirmation that someone my senior had a worldview that was similar to mine.
Outside of narration, it's a must read for parents with ideas on education. Basically Marxists have penetrated education and want to turn Americans kids into tools of self destruction. Damn, I guess this is why the Ivy League seems to be a factory of young socialists.
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