Education: Last Word

In the case of Maurice Halperin, chairman of the department of Latin American regional studies, Boston University has all but fallen over backwards trying to be fair. In the past few years, ex-Communist Nathaniel Weyl has accused Halperin of attending Communist meetings in 1936; and ex-Communist Courier Elizabeth Bentley has testified that Halperin, while in the OSS, passed secret documents to her to be sent on to Moscow. But when Halperin took refuge behind the Fifth Amendment before the Jenner Committee last March, the university refused to fire him. Reason for its decision: lack of "definite evidence." Not until Attorney General...

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