The real purpose of the Espionage Act.

The history behind current events.
Dec. 27 2010 8:47 AM

The Hidden History of the Espionage Act

The much-maligned 1917 law had a real purpose—stopping spies and saboteurs.

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David Greenberg, a professor of history and of journalism and media studies at Rutgers University, worked at the New Republic in the early 1990s as an intern, as managing editor, and as acting editor.

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