COMMUNISTS: Fielding Error

Among all the confusing participants in the cold war, no family can match the American family Field. Noel Haviland Field was a wanderer among nations and ideas. Born in London, brought up in Switzerland, educated at Harvard, he worked for the State Department in Washington, for the League of Nations in Geneva, for the OSS in wartime Europe, for the Unitarian Service Committee in France. After the war, he and his brother Hermann sauntered through the Iron Curtain countries like welcome guests. Whittaker Chambers said Noel was a friend of Alger Hiss...

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