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An Untold Story

If you’ve been following this blog, you know that I’ve been reading Whittaker Chambers’ book, Witness.

It’s an autobiographical book; the story of his journey into and out of Communism and his consequent ordeal as a witness for the government against Communist subversion.  1,140 more words

Poetry

Suing the NY Times - All The Lies That Fit

George Will had a good review of Sam Tanenhaus’ Whittaker Chambers biography. It is a marvelous book. I had respect for Tanenhaus, until I got to know him. 300 more words

Buckley Should Have Listened

George Will notices that bad people are getting conservatism dirty.

Conservatism is soiled by scowling primitives

In 1950, the year before William F. Buckley burst into the national conversation, the literary critic Lionel Trilling revealed why the nation was ripe for Buckley’s high-spirited romp through its political and cultural controversies.

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Politics

Goodreads Review

A new 5 star review on Goodreads:

Goodreads: Frederick Frankel rated it ***** (it was amazing)

This is an historical novel, a novel of ideas, and a journey into and out of darkness. 665 more words

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Prisoners in Paradise

Last week we started examining the curious life of Noel Field, American diplomat turned Stalinist spy, as told in a splendid recent biography by Kati Marton. 543 more words

Communism

Noel Field: defending his torturers

Quitting the League of Nations in 1940, Soviet spy Noel Field and wife, Herta, began working for the Unitarian Service Committee in Marseille. Their job, as Field’s biographer Kati Marton… 504 more words

Communism