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I.F. Stone a Soviet Spy?

I keep hearing from readers saying that Stone was exposed as a Soviet agent with the release of the Venona files. I’m certainly open to the idea, but the last time I looked it into this a few years ago it was still an open question and I haven’t seen anything which settles it for good. I recall Bob Novak had a good column trying to make the case but didn’t quite seal the deal and I know Ann Coulter mentions it in her book, but if there’s actually new evidence I don’t know about feel free to send it my way.

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