Though officially disqualified because of my poor GPA, Hugh Silverman graciously allowed me to audit his Summer Political Philosophy course at CSM. Besides Cornford’s Republic, I started Russell’s History at this time as well. After all, when preparing as a CO, who better to study than Bertrand Russell?
Amazingly, Professor Silverman got his teacher’s payback when he interviewed at University of Rochester eight or so years later, and I was in the audience as a Graduate student. Yep, he remembered me, and yep he was quite surprised and seemingly proud.