Tuesday, April 21, 2009
The old battles
In the 1950s and 1960s, it was an article of faith among the left that Alger Hiss had been framed and had never been a Soviet spy. That position became untenable a while back. But another icon of the left was I.F. Stone, who supposedly was also above reproach. Turns out the Stone was also a Soviet spy, at least in the 1930s.