I first saw him back in 1951 or 1952. He’d just written his first book, God and Man at Yale. I was leaving school and heading downtown in New Haven one day and saw a banner hung across Elm Street touting his appearance that night at Woolsey Hall. Since I’d seen stories in the paper about how upset Yale folks were with him, and I was a "townie" naturally detesting Yalies, I decided to go hear him speak. It was an interesting experience.