Pod and Man at Yale

Faculty Political Diversity; President Salovey Resigns; Prof Barry Strauss on Why We Need the Classics

September 22, 2023 Buckley Institute Season 1 Episode 2
Pod and Man at Yale
Faculty Political Diversity; President Salovey Resigns; Prof Barry Strauss on Why We Need the Classics
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Yale sophomores Will Barbee '26 and Will Wang '26  joined Pod and Man at Yale to share their thoughts on the Buckley Institute's Report on Faculty Political Diversity and what the 83% to 3.5% Democrat to Republican ratio among Yale faculty in key departments means for education at Yale. The two panelists then discussed President Peter Salovey's legacy in light of his resignation announcement and what they are looking for in Yale's next president.

Cornell University Professor, Hoover Institution Fellow, and classicist Barry Strauss discussed why America still needs the classics and what has been lost in the modern rejection of the study of Western Civilization. Professor Strauss then reminisced about his experience as a student of former Yale College Dean and long-time professor Donald Kagan.

Professor Strauss delivered the inaugural Donald Kagan Memorial lecture titled, "How to Win a War? Ask Thucydides."

 

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President Salovey Resigns
Barry Strauss Interview