INVESTIGATIONS: A Fool or a Knave

It was Owen Lattimore's turn to answer Wisconsin's blustering Joseph McCarthy, and the Senate's big caucus room was packed to capacity. A short, mild-looking man with a scraggly sandy mustache, Professor (Johns Hopkins) Lattimore settled himself down at the microphones at one end of a T-shaped table, plumped down a fat, 42-page statement in front of him, adjusted his spectacles. Then he fixed a cold eye on his accuser, who smiled indulgently on him from the ranks of distinguished visitors behind the committee table.

Witness Lattimore had come to answer what he called...

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