In Denial: Historians, Communism and Espionage

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Categories: Politics/Government
Publisher: Encounter Books/Encounter Books | Date published: 09/27/2004


John Haynes and Harvey Klehr were the first U.S. historians who used the newly opened archives of the former Soviet Union to examine the history of American communism. In Denial is the record of what they ­discovered. The authors focus on what they call "lying about spying." Haynes and Klehr examine the ways in which revisionist scholars have ignored or distorted the new archival evidence about espionage links between Moscow and the CPUSA. They analyze the mythology that continues to suggest, against all evidence, that Alger Hiss, Julius Rosenberg, Harry Dexter White, Lauchlin Currie and others who betrayed the United States were more sinned against than sinners. In the end, Haynes and Klehr set the record straight about the spies among us.

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