National Affairs: The Cops & the Comrades

For more than 13 years, the New York Police Department and the Communist Party have been secretly and successfully planting spies in the innermost echelons of each other's organizations. They have engaged not only in mutual theft of all kinds of information, but also in a never-ending game of blindman's buff calculated to ferret out the opposition's operatives. The details of this undercover competition became public for the first time last week, as the department prosecuted one of the Communists' most successful plants —a 42-year-old lieutenant named Arthur Miller, who has spent 16 years on the force and, before being unmasked,...

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