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2.95 out of 52.95 out of 52.95 out of 52.95 out of 52.95 out of 5 2.95 (19 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William F. Buckley Narrator: Michael Edwards Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2007 ISBN: 9781455169252
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This is the book that launched Buckley’s career—and a movement. As a young recent graduate, Buckley took on Yale’s professional and administrative staffs, citing their hypocritical withdrawal from the tenets upon which the institution was built. Yale was founded on the belief that God exists, and thus virtue and individualism represent immutable cornerstones of education. But when Buckley wrote this scathing exposé, the institution had made an about-face: Yale was expounding collectivism and agnosticism. This classic work shows Buckley as he ever was: dauntless, venturesome, bold, and valiant.

More than half a century later, experience the extraordinary work that began the modern conservative movement.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Still correct and prophetic. It defines the conservative revolt against socialism and atheism on campus and in the culture and reconciles the alleged conflict between capitalist and religious conservatives.”

    George Gilder, National Review, “100 Best Nonfiction Books of the Century”

  • “William F. Buckley’s book with the brilliant title, God and Man at Yale, will kick up a glorious controversy…Brilliant, sincere, well-informed, keenly reasoned, and exciting to read.”

    American Mercury

  • “A critique written in love.”

    Yale Alumni magazine

  • National Review’s 100 Best Nonfiction Books of the Century

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 7/9/2013

    " RIP William F. Buckley. I can't say I agreed with the guy very often, but I have to respect him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Curtiss | 6/15/2013

    " The book which revitalized the Conservative movement, by one of the most erudite men of our time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shawn Ryan Rosa | 3/18/2013

    " Published in the 1950s, Buckley's famous work is still relevant today. It is the first place readers should turn to for a look at liberalism in America's elite universities. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Adam | 11/15/2012

    " It's a "burn book" written by a 1950s WASP. Much less exciting than it sounds. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kirk | 8/10/2012

    " Meh... and I even studied with some of the people he wrote about. Not much that is relevant to the modern reader. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jane | 6/13/2012

    " Found it hard to follow at times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Atchisson | 9/23/2011

    " The blueprint for the modern conservative movement. Brilliant, and quite simply one of my favorite all time books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Taylor | 9/22/2011

    " Illuminating, with great writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gina Brush | 2/6/2011

    " I am totally captivated with William F. Buckley! Wordsmiths and intellectual beyond compare! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Steven Salaita | 12/31/2010

    " This book is a portent of years of bloated idiocy to come. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gerry | 7/30/2010

    " A frustrating read from early in a right-winger's early career. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Geoffrey | 7/24/2010

    " I read this as an historical timepiece following the death of William F. Buckley not as part of a political statement or as some historical nod to Yale. Keeping this in mind, it lives up to its name and stands the test of time. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Steven | 5/4/2010

    " This book is a portent of years of bloated idiocy to come. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 LJh* | 1/24/2010

    " Illuminating, with great writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Geoffrey | 7/12/2009

    " I read this as an historical timepiece following the death of William F. Buckley not as part of a political statement or as some historical nod to Yale. Keeping this in mind, it lives up to its name and stands the test of time. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kirk | 5/12/2008

    " Meh... and I even studied with some of the people he wrote about. Not much that is relevant to the modern reader. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Curtiss | 4/27/2008

    " The book which revitalized the Conservative movement, by one of the most erudite men of our time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kris | 3/28/2008

    " Oh, to immanentize the eschaton!

    "When can their glory fade?
    O the wild charge they made!
    All the world wondered.
    Honour the charge they made!
    Honour the Light Brigade,
    Noble six hundred!" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Atchisson | 1/31/2008

    " The blueprint for the modern conservative movement. Brilliant, and quite simply one of my favorite all time books! "

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About the Author

William F. Buckley Jr. (1925–2008)—a syndicated columnist, author, editor, television host, and adventurer—was the founder of National Review and the host of the Emmy Award–winning Firing Line, the longest-running public affairs program in television history with a single host. Buckley was the award-winning author of many bestsellers, starting with God and Man at Yale.

About the Narrator

Michael Edwards is a playwright and director from Baltimore.