Fix editor Nathan Harden’s new book, Sex & God at Yale, is reviewed this week in the Washington Times.
David Desrosiers writes for the Times:
“Sex and God at Yale” is a title that just demands your attention. Sex sells, and when you plug God into the equation, the result is a Shakespearean human struggle played out on Yale’s campus… An alternate title for Mr. Harden could have been “Girls Gone Wild at Yale.”
With a daughter competing her heart out in high school for a place in the Ivies, I was reminded of the old definition of a neoconservative: a liberal with a 16-year-old daughter. Within the pages of Mr. Harden’s salacious page-turner lies a very serious, soulful purpose. Observing Mr. Harden’s reaction to the substance of [Yale's] Sex Week is a treat. What makes this book interesting is that Mr. Harden’s refreshingly hypernormal and educated soul rebels against the postmodern academy. His reaction to his experiences at Yale is what you’d expect from Bill Buckley if he walked into the 21st-century version of his alma mater.
The Yale of the new millennium is just a shell of its former self. “The university continues to enjoy the prestige of the intellectual and spiritual legacy it long ago abandoned,” Mr. Harden writes.
Read the full review here.
Plug, plug: Sex & God at Yale: porn, political correctness, and a good education gone bad (St Martin’s, 2012) is available in print, e-book, and audio book formats at Amazon.com.