National Affairs: Categorical Denial

One of the accused who flatly denied any connection with a Communist plot to infiltrate the U.S. Government was Harry Dexter White, onetime Assistant Secretary of the Treasury. When he appeared before the House Un-American Activities Committee a fortnight ago (TIME, Aug. 23), he admitted knowing many of the others also named by ex-Communists Elizabeth Bentley and Whittaker Chambers. But he denied that he had ever been a Communist.

As a New Deal brain-truster, he was one of the authors of the ill-famed Morgenthau Plan, which would have reduced Germany to an agrarian...

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