Two reports by the Hungarian secret police on Field's statements and one Hungarian translation of Field's "autobiography," all dated during the last two years of his confinement, convey the same tale of relations with Hiss:We [Field and his wife] made friends with Alger Hiss – an official of the "New Deal" brought about by Roosevelt – and his wife. After a couple of meetings we mutually realized we were Communists. Around the summer of 1935 Alger Hiss tried to induce me to do service for the Soviets. I was indiscreet enough to tell him he had come too late. Naturally I didn't say a word about the Massings.
In the same statements Field says Hede Massing was the Soviet agent to whom Field turned over State Department documents in the 1930s. The statements are consistent with Chambers' and Massing's testimony. In two other prison "autobiographies" Field refers to Hiss only as a colleague who knew that Field "was a Communist." But in those statements, Field goes on to note that Hiss, while aware that Field was a Communist, was a strong supporter of Field at the State Department and even tried to help him obtain a job as a State Department adviser in the Philippines in 1940.
To most honest historians, this evidence would be overwhelming that Hiss was a Soviet agent, but hack Klingsberg spends the rest of the article twlling us poor unenlightened readers that, no, Field's testimony is to be disregarded.
Read it for laughs.
Here is the Nation's description of hack Klingsberg:
Ethan Klingsberg, an attorney, is the former executive director of the Soros Foundation's Institute for Constitutionalism and Legislative Policy. Research for this article was supported by The Nation Institute's Cold War Archives project.
We can only wonder what other baubles The Nation's "Cold War Archives Project" are feverishly being disregarded and twisted to fit the sick paraphiliacs at that zero-credibility publication.
Wasn't The Nation-owner Victor Navasky also chairing the Pulitzer committee for the Columbia School of Journalism recently? What a joke!