Jun 10

Last week, I wrote about the nastiness down at Washington, D.C. A lot of it came from the Air Force historian Eduard M. Mark, who has written (mostly online) about the Hiss case, generally about the Venona decryptions and his belief that Alger was the spy code-named ALES. Mark’s comments (and scholarship) were criticized by me at the conference, and subsequently Christian Ostermann of the Wilson Center, who was one of the principal organizers of the conference, also expressed his dismay at Mark’s personal attacks.

A few days after the conference, Mark died in his sleep.

I’ll leave it at that.

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