Communists: The Desperate Spy

It was hard not to admire Communist Spy Robert Soblen: for almost three months, by hook, crook and desperate deed, he had mocked the laws and made monkeys out of the lawmen of three anti-Communist nations. Last week he spectacularly did it again.

Through a morning drizzle, an ambulance was carrying Soblen—who is supposed to be mortally ill of leukemia—from Brixton Prison to London Airport. There he was to be put aboard a Pan American jet to New York; once in the U.S., he would at last begin serving the life sentence he got for turning national secrets over to...

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