After 55 years, we can finally close the case of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, who were executed as Communist spies in 1953, but whose guilt has been consistently denied by fellow travelers on the left in this country, in spite of the evidence presented then as well as condemning revelations from KGB files released upon the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. Now comes Morton Sobell, the 91-year old co-defendant in the trial, who finally admitted, after maintaining his innocence for all of these years, that he and Julius had in fact been Soviet agents.
Earlier I wrote of the need for a Russian “truth commission” on the conduct of the Soviet regime in the 20th centurty. Well, here is more evidence for the need for such a commission. But, in the meantime, how about a mea culpa from the New York Times for their reporting during this period, and how about a posthumous apology from some of these fellow traveling leftist intellectuals to Joseph McCarthy, Whittaker Chambers, and Richard Nixon? Don’t hold your breath.