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Why Did a Young, Harvard-Educated State Department Employee Pledge His Allegiance to Josef Stalin?

How does an idealist turn into a willing participant in murder? How does such a person—neither poor, nor socially deprived—learn to crush those he loves for the sake of a Cause, a promise, and an illusion?

Noel Field was such a man–and for that reason his story is relevant for our troubled times. The mystery at the core of Field’s life is how an apparently good man, one who started out with noble intentions, could sacrifice his own and his family’s freedom, a promising career, and his country, for a …