Rebuffed by the voters in New York City’s 1966 mayoralty campaign, the author persists, and this month offers himself to Yale alumni as a candidate for election to the Yale Corporation, in which post he hopes to influence the education of future Elis, and transform, in whatever way possible, the course of instruction in America’s private colleges. Mr. Buckley, once chairman of the YALE DAILY NEWS,stirred up the Ivy League in 1951 with his book GOD AND MAN AT YALE,an eloquent objection to nonsecular education at his alma mater. He is an editor,columnist, and television personality widely associated with conservative causes.
In his first book, God and Man at Yale, WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY, JR., has declared that the net impact of Yale education is collectivist and agnostic. His book was severely criticized by .McGeorge Bundy in the November Atlantic; now Mr. Buckley has the floor. A graduate of the class of 1950’ he was described by his class historian in these words: The most outspoken News chairman in 70 years, [he] neatly undercut tolerance, tomfoolery, and everything to the left of Senator Taft.”