November 01, 2009

The Powers that Bully

Lillian Henley was at the post office when the FBI officers stopped her.

In the 1950s, she and her family lived just outside the beltway, in the Washington, DC suburb of Garrett Park, Maryland. Her husband was a physicist with known leftist sympathies. She was the American style editor for Soviet Life magazine (this magazine’s predecessor, published and distributed in the U.S. as part of an official exchange, i.e. sanctioned by the U.S. government).

As her son Mike recently told The Gazette, a Maryland newspaper, two agents stopped his mother,

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