Re: What would you take to battle?
I am in agreement with all each of you three have discussed.
BTW, my undergraduate degree is in History, with an emphasis on American History, with a minor in Psychology. After much thought, I felt privileged to have had Mason Gross as my Senior Advisor during junior and senior years. At that time he was Provost, before serving as President. O, was he ever liberal, but unlike most of the other Rutgers Professors, he was very tolerant of other views than his own. We were very good friends from my days in college until his death: I, the died in the wool ultra-conservative and he, the typical ultra-liberal, communist, socialist and globalist, at that early date before it became fashionable..... (yuk!)
I learned of his tolerances first hand, when I wrote my Senior Dissertation on "How Roosevelt betrayed the free world at Yalta". I fully expected him to give me a "5" and to either have to do it over or write on another subject. Instead, when the paper was returned it had a big "1" on the cover and the only comment inside was, "How did you feel about this before you started writing? He also complimented me on my "...well done research..." and "...meticulous documentation". Didn't change his mind, though. That, I think, was the greatest "A" that I have ever received before or since !!!!!