We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
 >   > 
God and Man at Yale: The Superstitions of Academic Freedom | [William F. Buckley]

God and Man at Yale: The Superstitions of Academic Freedom

This is the book that launched William F. Buckley, Jr.'s career. As a young, recent Yale graduate, he took on Yale's professional and administrative staffs, citing their hypocritical diversion from the tenets on which the institution was built. Yale was founded on the belief that God exists, and thus that virtue and individualism represent immutable cornerstones of education. However, when Buckley wrote this scathing expose, the institution had made an about face.
Regular Price:$20.97
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

This is the book that launched William F. Buckley, Jr.'s career. As a young, recent Yale graduate, he took on Yale's professional and administrative staffs, citing their hypocritical diversion from the tenets on which the institution was built. Yale was founded on the belief that God exists, and thus that virtue and individualism represent immutable cornerstones of education. However, when Buckley wrote this scathing expose, the institution had made an about face: Yale was expounding collectivism and agnosticism. This classic work shows Buckley as he was and is: dauntless, venturesome, bold, and valiant.

Don't miss any of our titles from William F. Buckley, Jr.

©1977 William F. Buckley, Jr.; (P)1988 by Blackstone Audio Inc.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.0 (63 )
5 star
 (26)
4 star
 (18)
3 star
 (16)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (2)
Overall
4.1 (29 )
5 star
 (13)
4 star
 (8)
3 star
 (7)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (1)
Story
3.8 (32 )
5 star
 (10)
4 star
 (7)
3 star
 (14)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (1)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Douglas Auburn, WA, United States 02-23-13
    Douglas Auburn, WA, United States 02-23-13 Member Since 2008

    College English professor who loves classic literature, psychology, neurology and hates pop trash like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    1074
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    381
    269
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    193
    32
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Still Relevant Today"

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Michael Milford, OH, United States 01-31-12
    Michael Milford, OH, United States 01-31-12
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "True then More true today!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of God and Man at Yale?

    The confirmation that someone my senior had a worldview that was similar to mine.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    John Oak Park, IL, United States 04-02-10
    John Oak Park, IL, United States 04-02-10 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    73
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    65
    50
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    "brilliant"

    brilliant

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-3 of 3 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.