Venona and Alger Hiss

@article{Lowenthal2000VenonaAA,
  title={Venona and Alger Hiss},
  author={J. Lowenthal},
  journal={Intelligence and National Security},
  year={2000},
  volume={15},
  pages={130 - 98}
}
  • J. Lowenthal
  • Published 2000
  • History
  • Intelligence and National Security
  • Alger Hiss, the American diplomat tried in a US federal district court in New York and convicted in 1950 of perjury, remains a disputed icon of the Cold War, representing either infiltration of the Roosevelt and Truman administrations by Communist spies or an historic miscarriage of justice. This article shows that a ‘Venona’ document released by the US and the UK in 1996 tentatively identifying Hiss as an espionage agent is erroneous and irreconcilable with the evidence presented by the US at… CONTINUE READING
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