Over the last decades, historians seem to have reached a consensus regarding the Rosenberg case: that Julius was guilty of passing secrets to the Soviets, while his wife, Ethel, was not. Another piece of evidence recently corroborated that conclusion, as the Rosenbergs’ 91-year-old co-defendant, Morton Sobell, abruptly announced that he had been guilty. The admission contradicts the position that Sobell had taken ever since the 1951 verdict, which resulted in the deaths of both Rosenbergs. Read the New York Times coverage of the story.
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Robert Greene II
December 3, 2017
The Continuing Mission of Black Intellectuals: Stamped From the Beginning and African American HistorySomething that caught my eye when reading Ibram Kendi’s excellent Stamped From the Beginning was his admonition early in the book about for whom he was writing. Kendi insisted that Read more
November 4, 2010
What is postmodernity and how does it relate to the culture wars?I am the new regularly scheduled Friday blogger, but since I’ll be on a plane to Boston tomorrow for the annual History of Education Society meeting, I’m going to jump Read more
August 31, 2012