Though it may not have been the intended reaction, I was greatly amused that William F. Buckley, Jr. actually seemed to take his professors so seriously in his classic God and Man at Yale.
Of course, this book was published before the countercultural movements of the 1960s. That era and the subsequent generation of academics it produced profoundly changed the dynamics of the University, and I believe it did so for the worse. I have always been intrigued by professors who claim to embody and perpetuate the spirit of the 1960s counterculture. Continue reading