I took a VDH class on WW2 at university. He is a kind, astute, but aloof man. When not teaching, one would see him on campus sitting on benches reading while drinking Perrier and wearing hats (maybe a fedora or something of comparable size). Also, his tailor should be shot—always his suits are so ill fitting.You don't need to keep tally, take from it what you will. I do.
I dig VDH as he's perceptive and very astute on the US situation - at least from my outsider perspective.