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    Historiography of Soviet Espionage in America

    A panel of historians and professors examined the effects that Soviet spies had on the American public’s mentality and on history itself. They also looked at the lives of some Soviet spies, most notably those…

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    House Committee on Un-American Activities Re-Evaluated

    A panel discussion was held to re-evaluate the House Committee on Un-American Activities, using new information from formerly closed archives. After their papers were presented, Mr. Leab and Mr. Haynes provided commentary. Then the panelists…

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    In Denial: Historians, Communism, and Espionage

    Historian John Earl Haynes discussed his book, In Denial: Historians, Communism, and Espionage, published by Encounter Books. Mr. Haynes and co-author Harvey Klehr were the first American historians to…

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    Army-McCarthy Hearings

    Participants spoke about the 1954 Army-McCarthy hearings. They commented on various audio excerpts from the hearings and responded to viewer comments and questions. The Army-McCarthy…

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    Venona: Decoding Soviet Espionage in America

    Mr. Haynes talked about a book he co-wrote with Harvey Klehr, Venona: Decoding Soviet Espionage in America, published by Yale University Press. He described how the United States decrypted…

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    McCarthyism in America

    On the anniversary of Senator Joseph McCarthy’s (R-WI) “Wheeling speech,” in which he accused Truman administration officials of being influenced by communists, panelists spoke about…

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    Rethinking McCarthy

    Participants talked about recent scholarship revealing strong ties between communists in the U.S. and Soviet authorities in the early stages of the Cold War. In light of the research they also…

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