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Alger Hiss redux

Reader comment on item: Maher Hawash: The Terrorist Next Door

Submitted by Lucas J. Meyer (United States), Aug 12, 2003 at 13:27

"Supporters" are like that. Remember that apologists for Alger Hiss (and the Rosenbergs, for that matter) continued to believe he was innocent, even after the release of documents from the former-Soviet Union proved he was a spy.

It is standard operating procedure for "civil libertarians" and that ilk to hurl invective. Once they're proven wrong, they just walk away as though nothing ever happened. Mea culpas? Ha!

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