Very Good / Poor. Item #5788
Chicago: Henry Regnery Company, 1951. First Edition. Signed by the author with inscription "For A___ B_____ (illegible) -- With best wishes and best luck. Bill Buckley"
Octavo; xix, 240pp. Blue cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering to spine. Jacket back panel and flap, tattered along fold and chipped along top edge, laid in at back, with the rest missing. Boards lightly shelfworn, with darkening and smudging to spine and a light dampstain to tail. Bottom part of inscription and signature smudged. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.
Buckley's criticism of his undergraduate experience at Yale, where he claimed Keynesian, and secularist ideology was being forced upon the students. The book launched Buckley into the public discourse, and he soon became a leading voice in the American Conservative movement.