From August 3, 1948, until today, America has had to wait to learn more about the head of Soviet espionage in Washington during the 1930s.
On that day, Whittaker Chambers (my grandfather) told the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) under subpoena…
…I would go further. More than muffling Whittaker Chambers’s intellectual thought, Reinsch strangles it. He narrows Chambers’s vistas to his own private passion: conversion passages in Witness (page 83). Fixation aside, nothing is new… Reinsch ditches insight for personal bias.
(Reprint from “Letters: Muffled—or Strangled?,” published in the January 2011 issue of The New Criterion)