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Red White

Why a Founding Father of Postwar Capitalism Spied for the Soviets

Author: Benn Steil, Senior Fellow and Director of International Economics
March/April 2013
Foreign Affairs

FDR Treasury official Harry Dexter White was the leading architect of the Bretton Woods international monetary and financial system. But he was also a vital agent for Soviet intelligence in the 1930s and '40s. This article brings to bear startling new archival evidence to illuminate his motives.

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