The India experience really mellowed him out. I think he was impressed by the characteristic way that Indians accept things, acknowledge the being, the multiplicity of being. And I think that experience really changed him. That’s just my opinion. [He became] absolutely tolerant of how people were, in how they may appear and their views and their attitudes on things. Bob had more and more difficulty taking the role of critic as he grew older, as he came back from India.

All the time I was there, the whole decade of the ’60s, he devoted to rapprochement with the Economics Department.

Craig Brown,
Former Political Science Professor