Jonathan Mirsky

Reds Under The Bed

An Un-American Life: The Case of Whittaker Chambers

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American Left-liberal intellectuals of a certain age remember as a time of national hysteria the Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss spy case and the ensuing Red scare of the late Forties and early Fifties, centring on the treason fantasies of Senator Joseph McCarthy. But for some years they have been forced to admit that there was a Moscow-directed espionage apparatus in the United States and some very high American officials indeed had placed themselves under its control. 

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