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5 Classic Conservative Books By William F. Buckley Jr.

God and Man at Yale, 1951

God and Man at YalePeople weren’t accustomed to books like this in 1951. Our great universities were treated like national monuments. How dare a recent graduate charge Yale — then celebrating its 250th birthday — with hostility to Christianity and free enterprise?

A quarter-century after “God & Man at Yale first appeared,” Buckley added an important preface in which he reviewed the furious response the book provoked — and, alas, how effectively the liberal Establishment dealt with its critics. Nonetheless, God and Man at Yale remains both a stirring attack on an ossified liberal academia — and a clarion call to defend America’s first principles from its worst enemies.

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