It's also possible, that White, Hiss and the others were the victims of a clever Stalinist plot to destroy any Americans of influence with insight or knowledge into the workings of the Soviet Union. This is not so far fetched; look how Stalin got rid of his general staff. Old "Uncle Joe" had cables on those guys too. What makes you think Chambers didn't die an agent of Stalin after accomplishing his mission. Leaving American policy blind.
Honi soit qui mal y ponce, Thomas Lehman
Doug Henwood wrote:
> Rosser Jr, John Barkley wrote:
> > BTW, by all accounts, Harry Dexter White was a rather
> >obnoxious individual, whatever his affiliations or
> >offscreen activities. And, again, most of his overt policy
> >actions were strongly oriented to cementing US power in the
> >postwar order.
> Gee, with agents like that, it's no wonder the Soviets lost the Cold War.