Jump to navigation Jump to search Daniel Patrick Moynihan Quotes[ edit ] From the wild Irish slums of the 19th century Eastern seaboard, to the riot-torn suburbs of Los Angelesthere is one unmistakable lesson in American history; a community that allows a large number of men to grow up in broken families, dominated by women, never acquiring any stable relationship to male authority, never acquiring any set of rational expectations about the future -- that community asks for and gets chaos. Crime, violence, unrest, disorder -- most particularly the furious, unrestrained lashing out at the whole social structure -- that is not only to be expected; it is very near to inevitable. And it is richly deserved. The Case for National Action [T]he nature of the new world system was not so different from the old.
Both parents came from substantial Baltimore families who could trace their roots to the middle of the eighteenth century. Shortly after his marriage at age 24, Charles Hiss entered the business world and joined the dry goods importing firm Daniel Miller and Co.
He did well, becoming an executive and stockholder. Hughes at first distinguished himself and was promoted to treasurer of the firm, but then he became involved in a complicated business deal and was unable to meet the financial obligation that was part of a joint agreement.
This was inthe year of a great financial panic. After inconclusive attempts by relatives to find him a job, Charles fell into a serious depression and committed suicide, cutting his throat with a razor. Minnie, who had made the most of her former prosperity and social position, now had to rely on her inheritance and assistance from family members.
When Alger learned of it inadvertently years later from neighbors, he angrily confronted his older brother Bosely, who then told him the truth. Their Baltimore neighborhood was described by columnist Murray Kempton as one of "shabby gentility.
At school he was popular and high performing. He attended high school at Baltimore City College and college at Johns Hopkins Universitywhere he was voted "most popular student" by his classmates and graduated Phi Beta Kappa.
During his time at Harvard, the famous murder trial of anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti transpired, which ended in their conviction and execution. Like Frankfurter, who wrote a book about the case, and like many prominent liberals of the day, Hiss maintained that Sacco and Vanzetti were convicted unjustly.
Priscilla, previously married to Thayer Hobsonhad a three-year-old son, Timothy. Hiss and Priscilla had known each other before her marriage to Hobson.
Because of intense opposition from agribusiness in Arkansas, Frank and his left-wing assistants, who included future labor lawyer Lee Pressmanwere fired in in what came to be known as "the purge of liberals. Meantime, Hiss also served initially as "investigator"  and then "legal assistant"    counsel to the Nye Committee from July to August Inhe called Baruch "vain and overrated Polonius much given to trite pronouncements about the nation.
InHiss was named Director of the Office of Special Political Affairs, a policy-making entity devoted to planning for post-war international organizations, Hiss served as executive secretary  of the Dumbarton Oaks Conferencewhich drew up plans for the future United Nations.
From left to right: Armed Service personnel and the flags of nations are in the background, June 26, In Februaryas a member of the U.
Roosevelt, Joseph Stalinand Winston Churchillmet to consolidate their alliance to forestall any possibility, now that the Soviets had entered German territory, that any of them might make a separate peace with the Nazi regime.
Negotiations addressed the postwar division of Europe and configuration of its borders; reparations and de-Nazification; and the still unfinished plans, carried over from Dumbarton Oaks, for the United Nations.
Before the conference took place Hiss participated in the meetings where the American draft of the "Declaration of Liberated Europe" was created. The Declaration concerned the political future of Eastern Europe and critics on the right later charged that it made damaging concessions to the Soviets.
Fearing isolation, Stalin hoped thus to counterbalance the votes of the many countries of the British Empire, who he anticipated would vote with Britain, and those of Latin America, who could be expected to vote in lockstep with the United States.
A senior editor at Time magazine, Chambers had written a scathingly satirical editorial critical of the Yalta agreements. According to Chambers, "the purpose of this group at that time was not primarily espionage.
Its original purpose was the Communist infiltration of the American government. But espionage was certainly one of its eventual objectives. Infiltration and invisible political influence were immoral, but arguably not illegal.
Espionage was treason, traditionally punishable by death. Nixon launched his political career in hot pursuit of Hiss and the alleged secret Communists of the New Deal.
In two other sources appeared to implicate Hiss.
In SeptemberIgor Gouzenkoa year-old Ukrainian whose three-year tour as a cipher clerk stationed at the Soviet Embassy in Ottawa was coming to an end, defected from the Soviet Union and remained in Canada.
Secretary of State Stettinius was a Soviet agent. When informed of this, Hoover assumed Gouzenko was referring to Alger Hiss.
Testifying on August 5,he denied having ever been a Communist or having personally met Chambers. Under fire from President Truman and the press, the Committee was reluctant to proceed with its investigation against so eminent a man.
Confronted with him in person in a hotel elevator with HUAC representatives present, Hiss admitted that he had indeed known Chambers, but under the name "George Crosley," a man who represented himself as a freelance writer.
Hiss said that in the mids he had sublet his apartment to this "Crosley" and had given him an old car. Did you ever go under the name of George Crosley? Not to my knowledge. Did you ever sublet an apartment on Twenty-ninth Street from me?
No; I did not.the forward to this book, Herbert Storing describes American regime values as “the values or ends or good that the American political system is designed to secure” (Rohr, , p.
v). By Daniel Patrick Moynihan. (Yale University, $) Senator Moynihan's grand tour of official secrecy since finds that closely held information and misinformation do more harm than good. The bipartisan Moynihan Commission on Government Secrecy, chaired by Democratic Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, however, stated in its findings that year: "The complicity of Alger Hiss of the State Department seems settled.
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The Historiography of Soviet Espionage and American Communism: from Separate to Converging Paths. Citing President Truman’s Secretary of State Dean Acheson in his support, Senator Daniel P. Moynihan proposed in his “End of the Cold War Act of ” that, with the Cold War over, the CIA with its panoply of covert operations should be abolished.