Theater: Polishing Treason's Image

A form of moral pollution has seeped into the drama in recent years. It has adopted the totalitarian tactic of rewriting history. The latest entry is Inquest, a turgid, shrill and sob-sisterish courtroom polemic that glorifies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg as homey, humanity-loving innocents hounded to the electric chair by "political terror."

The Rosenbergs were convicted on March 29, 1951, of conspiracy to commit espionage in connection with supplying atomic-bomb data to the Russians. In the next 26 months, there were at least 14 appeals and reviews of their case. Justice may be blind...

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