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As part of his work, he: stole documents which he gave to Whittaker Chambers when he was working for the Soviets in the 1930s; believed it was his duty to give the Soviets what they could not legally obtain during the years of the wartime alliance; favored a pro-Soviet foreign policy; and when he had a chance, used what powers he had to help Stalin’s regime out. In postwar Germany, White  maneuvered to give the Soviet currency plates that were in Western hands, so they could print their own currency and undermine the stability of German currency in the Western sector. This allowed the Soviets to raid “the U.S. Treasury for $300-$500 million, roughly $4.0-$6.5 billion in today’s dollars.”

White might have actually been appointed by President Harry S Truman as the first head of the IMF, created at the Bretton Woods conference, but as Neil writes, J. Edgar Hoover nipped it in the bud. The FBI director told the president that they had evidence White was a “valuable adjunct to an underground Soviet espionage organization,” and that his appointment could undermine the new banking institution.

White later left government, working for Henry A. Wallace’s presidential campaign, the pet public cause of the American Communist Party, believing as Neil puts it: “The 1917 Russian Revolution had been a seminal event in the history of the struggle for human freedom.” As I noted earlier, had Wallace actually won the election, he would have made White Secretary of the Treasury, and the United States would have had a Soviet dupe as president and a Cabinet official who was an actual Soviet agent.

As an official of the U.S. working for the Soviets, Harry Dexter White betrayed his country, giving Stalin information useful to his regime when negotiating with the United States on issues such as securing a more favorable loan term than the U.S. wanted to grant Moscow, and also worked to put other pro-Soviet elements into the U.S. government. When people like White recommended friends for appointments, they were invariably pro-Communist. The goal, as always, was to “shape U.S. Government policy in the Soviet government’s interest,” or so Whittaker Chambers said back in 1953.

So White, who created or helped create a “global free-trade architecture,” believed instead in a state-dominated centralized economy, and thought or hoped that the private enterprise system would continue no longer than five to ten years after the end of World War II, after which it would not survive “as a capitalist island in a world of state trading.”

Fortunately, Harry Dexter White’s predictions were as wrong as the actions he took as a Soviet agent were immoral. What we have learned from White’s hidden career is that Stalin’s agents came in all forms, and the type of individual least expected to be one of his intelligence assets was actually one of his most important. Those who warned about Communist infiltration were correct in their fears and in their arguments. The Red-baiters, and not the Reds, had it right.

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Actually Mr.Radosh "free trade" was always a tool of the Marxists. It was they who believed that it would frustrate wages and productivity and foment the misery of the worker class. Look around you today and you get the idea that it is working. Less manufacturing, lower wages, more people unable to find work paying enough to sustain a family. The Bretton Woods agreement, the IMF, are all COMMUNIST in their goals so to say that Harry White was the architect of a international capitalism is a farce. He was putting in place agreements that OVER TIME would erode the dollar,pit country against country with the idea of "free trade" and lead to the unemployment and misery of millions. I'd say he was a pretty good commie who knew that "free trade" would be another route to revolution.
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So what's new? We have several Soviet dupes who are cabinet officials now, as well as the President himself.

The Popular Front is alive and well in most media/entertainment organizations.
And Joeseph McCarthy is nowhere in sight.
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I have a copy of his son Nathan's book "Harry D White-Loyal American".

I've always thought , if you have to write a book with that title, you must see the problem here.

I have an acquaintance that is an 'economist', well actually, he teaches economics at a major University. He gets all excited when relating whose "room" he stayed in when at Bretton-Woods one time!.

Anyway, I've mentioned White to him a couple of times and he responds quizzically as if he either doesn't know this history or does and just wants it to be ignored. He's written a couple of economics books and White is only mentioned in passing.
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Re:
"What we have learned from White’s hidden career is that Stalin’s agents came in all forms, and the type of individual least expected to be one of his intelligence assets was actually one of his most important."

Why can't we Americans see the distinct parallels to these Soviet tactics of infiltration and subversion with the glaring opportunities yawning wide open inside our present day university think tanks, committees of various sorts; and beckoning towards our smiling Muslim imams already stationed at their mosques and spreading madrassas trying to build their "regional conference centers" and "youth activity centers".

The C.A.I.R....Hamas associated....with their strident exploiting of "islamophobia" and "racism" opportunities using that new form, "lawfare" is the first example of well established Muslim presence to come to mind.

There are doubtless others.....wake up, folks. Think of "Dearborn-istan" and "Northern Virginia-istan".

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There are a great number of countries doing a lot of spying on the USA right now. The biggest one currently is China.
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