THE BATTLE AGAINST DEMOCRACY by Nathaniel Weyl

THE BATTLE AGAINST DEMOCRACY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The author of Treasen (Public Affairs Press -- P. 120-1950) draws on some of the same material for an historical (175 years) overall of sedition, disloyalty and espionage in America. From the Revolution, to the Copperhead Conspiracy, and down to modern times, this traces the breaks in national security and the careers of leading offenders. It also shows the development of various agencies, from the first police force to the Department of Justice, the Secret Service, the FBI, and the additional legislation found necessary to protect this country. it is however to contemporary conspiracy -- by Communists -- that Weyl gives emphasis and he warms up to his material which includes the Coplon case (but not Alger Hiss), the Amerasia affair, Owen Lattimore (not acquitted here), the atom spies Fuchs and Gold.... Comprehensive, but not always complete, coverage which does not realize the full excitement inherent in its subject.

Pub Date: May 7th, 1951
Publisher: Crowell