Revisiting Cold War Espionage: What Do We Know Now?
Rarely in history has the intelligence factor played such a prominent role—and rarely has public controversy over espionage been more intense. Were Julius and Ethel Rosenberg guilty of treason and deserving of the death penalty? Was Alger Hiss truly a Soviet spy? Thanks to the painstaking work of various scholars and the release of many Cold War documents, we are now in a far better position to assess questions of this sort. This talk will explore a wide range of intelligence issues in light of these newer findings.