Newsletters: Subversives Revisited

"The Golden Age of subversion" is over, says Editor William F. Buckley Jr., and he almost seems to regret it. Gone are traitors of the magnitude of Alger Hiss, witnesses of the eloquence of Whittaker Chambers. Still, today's radical resurgence, thinks Buckley, has created a swarm of lesser subversives who bear close watching. To keep an eye on them, he has started a four-page newsletter, Combat, to be published twice a month.

Combat is staffed by noted anti-subversives left over from the Golden Age. Its editor is Theodore Lit, who used to work with the late Fulton Lewis Jr. and...