Mr. Halloway now turns to a corresponding list of white-hatted good guys to characterize his son Will. The first, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948), also known as Mahatma Gandhi, was the father of modern India and a pioneer of nonviolent resistance and vegetarianism. Besides being a politician, charismatic leader, and religious figure, Gandhi could turn a sly phrase. Someone once asked him what he thought of Western civilization and he replied, "I think it would be a good idea."