COMMUNISTS: Mercy and Justice

In the death house at Sing Sing, Julius Rosenberg and his wife Ethel listened intently as the special news bulletin came in over the prison radio: President Eisenhower, after due deliberation, refused to commute their death sentences. The two convicted atom spies were guilty of a hideous crime against mankind, the President said, and they must atone for it with their lives; their crime of giving atomic and other secrets of the first magnitude to Russia "involves the deliberate betrayal of the entire nation, and could very well result in the death of many, many thousands...

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