Magazine November 7, 2016, Issue

Dark Loyalties

True Believer: Stalin’s Last American Spy, by Kati Marton (Simon & Schuster, 304 pp., $27)

Those familiar with the Alger Hiss case may remember Noel Field as one of the people Whittaker Chambers identified as a Soviet spy. Like his friend Hiss, Field was an upper-crust young man: He grew up at a lakeside villa in Switzerland, returning to the U.S. only to attend Harvard. In 1918, when Field was 14, he met his father’s friend Allen Dulles at a lunch held at the villa. Decades later, Dulles must have been stunned to learn that the young man he had turned to and asked “What do you plan to do with your life?” had grown

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Ronald Radosh — Mr. Radosh, an adjunct fellow at the Hudson Institute and a contributing opinion columnist at the Daily Beast, is a co-author of Spain Betrayed: The Soviet Union in the Spanish Civil War and the author of Commies: A Journey through the Old Left, the New Left and the Leftover Left.

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Books, Arts & Manners


Politics & Policy


Looking the Other Way on Abortion Jay Nordlinger’s article “No More Baby” (September 26) concludes that we are a “deeply hypocritical society” because we won’t admit that killing a newborn baby is ...
Politics & Policy

The Week

‐ Bob Dylan is to literature as Barack Obama is to peace. ‐ “How is that not classified?” That was the stunned reaction of Clinton confidante Huma Abedin upon learning that ...
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HOMELAND “. . . I cannot sing Amid this horror.”                      – Anna Akhmatova                      (early draft of “Poem without a Hero”) Months pass without a single word recorded, Eliminating each suspicious link: The terrorizing, barbarizing, sordid, The ones who ...


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