TREASON: None Too Good

In 18 years of reporting for the United Press in Vienna, Robert Henry Best developed an obsessive hatred of Jews, the New Deal and Communism. He lived with an aging, dope-addicted "countess"; after she died in a lunatic asylum, he married a young German governess.

When World War II broke out, he was interned at Bad Nauheim along with other U.S. correspondents—but with special privileges. He refused repatriation, telling colleagues that he could serve as a mediator after Hitler won the war. Then he joined William ("Lord Haw Haw") Joyce, since hanged for treason, and the American Douglas Chandler,...

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