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practical. The two did not always interact, which is the case with a
lot of people. His pronouncements, his theories, nearly always had a
religious moral underpinning. He was not a pragmatic type; he was a
theoretical type, and he based much of his theory on religion.
But was his religion a spiritual, do you think, experience for
him, or an intellectual experience, or--
I think it was an intellectual experience.
Was he tolerant of other religions? Or of--
--or of non-religion?
Yes, he was. For example, I never heard him talk to
anybody or myself about one's own personal religious beliefs. But he
talked about religious beliefs in general. He never said--I never
heard him say, “Are you a Catholic, or are you Jewish, or is it
because you're Catholic that you believe this and that,” and so on
and so on. So I guess the answer is he was reasonably--he was
publicly tolerant, anyway.
What about--as long as we're on this question--what do you think
about, what was his attitude about race, in America, in particular?
You think he was tolerant racially as well?
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