Once every Wednesday we met and openly dealt with our issues. I can remember an occasion where Bob kind of stalked away from the luncheon after a disagreement within the department about involving, I think, scheduling of some sort. He made it clear that he disagreed with what the department was doing and he walked […]

He had a very, in my view, salutary and positive effect on the Political Science Department because we were a very, very disparate group of people with very different political ideologies, different pedagogical approaches, different uses of political science, and Bob had this way of sort of juxtaposing all of this. Everybody’s at the table, […]

He certainly wasn’t a radical revolutionary or troublemaker inside the department. He just was a very, the old word, “proper” kind of person. He believed what we were all taught a gentleman is supposed to be like. He never used harsh words. He never insulted people. He never raised his voice and screamed at anybody. […]

I was there at a wonderful time at Williams. There were some wonderful giants: Bill Gates in the Econ Department, Binks Little in the Religion Department, Frank Oakley in the History Department. These were powerful intellects and wonderful teachers. And as our friendship grew each semester, he would ask me to bring in the syllabi […]

Bob often came over to my office in the student union. And we sat down and talked about all these things, particularly the social interests we were concerned with. But he would give me ideas about my job as chaplain of the college. And I said, a little bit, not angry, but just, “Bob what […]

Well, he was subversive in the sense–and maybe I’m buying into his rhetoric– in the same way Socrates was subversive. Socrates was put to death because of subversiveness and accepted his death because he knew he was subversive. How can a man who pursues truth be anything but subversive in a lying society? So at […]