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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


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


My favorite books (so far)

Below is a list of some of the best books I have ever read. They have all contributed to my ideology in some form or fashion, and they are all… 937 more words

How an ex-Soviet spy predicted modern conservatism

Right now I’m reading Witness, the memoir of the late, great Whittaker Chambers. A journalist who served as a Soviet spy in the American Communist underground in the 1930s, he gained notoriety when he outed a popular, high-ranking State Department official, Alger Hiss, as a fellow spy.  710 more words

I know that I am leaving the winning side for the losing side, but it is better to die on the losing side than to live under Communism. 6 more words

Whittaker Chambers

A witness, in the sense that I am using the word, is a man whose life and faith are so completely one that when the challenge comes to step out and testify for his faith, he does so, disregarding all risks, accepting all consequences. 7 more words

Whittaker Chambers