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The Rosenbergs and the Case the Left Can’t Close



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The New York Times’s review a few weeks ago of Walter Schneir’s posthumous “final verdict” on the Rosenberg case (Schneir’s judgment: not all that guilty, really) has reignited the controversy surrounding one of the most famous spy cases in American history. Sam Roberts’s review seemed to reinforce the odd notion that calling the Rosenberg’s “guilty as charged,” though “plausible,” is premature.

This is the case the Left simply can’t leave alone. Today, in The Fortnightly Review, Allen Hornblum takes an informed look at the Rosenbergs and their small, but flagging, army of apologists. Allen’s Invisible Harry Gold was just published by Yale last month.



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