Up from high school dropout, Marine Corps and Korean War to community college and remedial English. Opponent of US troops to Vietnam in 1963-64 while at UCLA. Civil rights activist. At UC Berkeley, anti-war activist, writer and press liaison. Supported NATO action that ended the siege of Sarajevo. A supporter of those defending themselves and their neighborhoods from Assad's terror. A believer in questions and specifics. Likes much of Wittgenstein and John Searle. Have great friends. Politically independent.