"Smearing good people like Lauchlin Currie [former administrative assistant to President Roosevelt], Alger Hiss and others is, I think, unforgiveable... Anyone knowing Mr. Currie or Mr. Hiss, who are the two people whom I happen to know fairly well, would not need any denial on their part to know they are not Communists. Their records prove it."
Eleanor Roosevelt
[Anna Eleanor Roosevelt] (1884-1963) Wife of US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
"Washington Daily News", August 16th , 1948
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Eleanor Roos'velt picks up the rice in a church where a wedding has been...lives in a dream...
 -- David L Rosenthal     
    And the two biggest smearers were Sen Joseph McCarthy and Richard M Nixon who built their careers on those charges and consider their scruples. Both ended their careers in disgrace.
     -- Jack, Green, OH     
    McCarthy had the right idea, bt perhaps was a little too impetuous in the implementation.
     -- David L. Rosenthal     
    Elenor Roosevelt spoke to soon. Alger Hiss finally admitted he was a communist. In fact, he was imprisoned because of lying to the Committee on Unamerican Activities board during the hearings. Hiss was actually proud of his communist affiliation. McCarthy was right all along where he was concerned.
     -- Gary Frye, Concond, NC     
    The Roosevelt's ushered in socialism with a red carpet. America has never been the same since.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    There never was any convincing evidence against Alger Hiss, and he never admitted anything to his death. I would take his word above McCarthy's or Nixon's, both self-serving political animals who ultimately disgraced themselves. Hiss's alleged Communist connecton was only on the word of Whittaker Chambers, who had been a admitted Communist, not secretly, but later denounced it after seeing the abuses of it by Stalin. You can find lots of conflicting stories on Chambers and Hiss but no proof. The best thing they have going for them in my opinion is the despicable character of their accusers. .
     -- Jack, Green, OH     
    He's dead. He's buried. A good communist after all.
     -- David L Rosenthal      
    i give her 5 full stars
     -- Lena shen, ca     
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