All of Kahn's words, and those of his wife Barbara, are drawn from their writings, diaries, and letters. All of Hoover's remarks come from the confidential memos and remarks in the 3,000-page surveillance file he kept on Gordon Kahn from 1944-1962.
"A remarkable story of a son's unrelenting search for his father and his ability to turn that search into art." (The Boston Globe)
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Whiney and sniveling
Kahn's father was a communist, no question about it. The Venona Papers have long since debunked the myth that these people were innocent liberals who just happened to be more enlightened than the rest of us. We are living today with much of the detritus of their miserable politics installed at our leading institutions. Nothing new here, except the pathological attempts by Kahn Jr. to revivify these villains.
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