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The Rosenberg Case Again: A Canadian Perspective

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Once again the case of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg and their co-defendant Morton Sobell has been featured in the news. Most of you will recall that the Rosenberg couple was executed in 1953 on the charge of conspiracy to commit espionage and Sobell received a 30 year sentence. The case aroused passions around the globe with those on the left condemning it as a legal lynching and those on the right defending the sentences as a reasonable response to Soviet spying. Both sides were wrong.

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