In March 1953, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover prepared a secret report for Sherman Adams, President Dwight Eisenhower’s chief of staff. The document concerned Charles “Chip” Bohlen, whom Eisenhower had nominated to succeed George F. Kennan as ambassador to the Soviet Union. A career diplomat, Bohlen had served as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s interpreter at the 1945 Yalta Conference, where the Allied powers ceded control of postwar Eastern Europe to Soviet Premier Josef Stalin. Bohlen’s involvement at Yalta made him suspect in the eyes of some Republicans, led by Senator Joe McCarthy, who tried to paint him as not only soft on the Soviets but also gay.
The Dark History of Anti-Gay Innuendo
13th Feb 2019
Review of The Journalist of Castro Street: The Life of Randy Shilts in the Washington Monthly.
9th Sep 2019
George Soros is rightly regarded as one of the most consequential advocates of freedom in Central and Eastern Europe. Years…
27th Aug 2019
The editor and publisher Michael Denneny was roughly thirteen when he first ogled the Spring 1957 cover of Physique Pictorial,…
6th Aug 2019