By W. Somerset Maugham
A set of news rooted in Maugham's personal reports as an agent, reflecting the ruthlessness and brutality of espionage, its intrigue and treachery, in addition to its absurdity.
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FDR received a more decisive plurality at CCNY, with 63 percent of the votes. More significantly, most of the remaining support was directed to the president’s left: the Stalinist candidate, Earl Browder, came in second, with 504 votes, representing 23 percent of poll participants; and Norman Thomas, the Socialist Party candidate, received 12 percent of the votes. 5 percent, registered support for Landon. Among the faculty, FDR was the overwhelming favorite, while Browder and Thomas received more support than Landon.
In addition, the Bureau couldn’t have followed up on every tip it received about possible Communist infiltration, even if it had wanted to do so. It simply didn’t have the manpower. C. could muster a larger force than J. ∞≤ In the late spring of 1940, when the Rosenbergs moved to Washington, neither they nor the FBI knew that scores of government workers were secretly reporting to the KGB or the Soviet military intelligence agency, the GRU (Main Intelligence Administration). The idea that Communists might be spies, however, wasn’t entirely novel to party members like the Rosenbergs.
In July 1940 national union leaders denounced attempts by Communists to block a settlement at five aluminum plants in western Pennsylvania, charging that it was a subversive attempt to disrupt the national defense program. That fall, the FBI and Justice Department said that Communists seeking to cripple America’s ability to arm Great Britain were behind a strike at the Vultee Aircraft Corporation. The most publicized antiwar strike occurred in late May and early June 1941, at North American Aviation, in Inglewood, California.
Ashenden by W. Somerset Maugham