The Warbler and the Spy

Take a good look at this little bird:

National Zoo, Smithsonian Institution

Few people remember the Alger Hiss case these days. Was he really “Ales”, the mysterious Soviet spy? Or was this one of those cases of blind injustice?

Learn here how the tiny warbler helped set the verdict that destroyed the career of a Harvard man who once was Roosevelt’s adviser and a pupil of Oliver Wendell Holmes. Courtesy of the University of Missouri-Kansas City.


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