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Evidently this entry has mainly been composed by someone who is only interested in reviving McCarthyist mole-hunting. Not a word of Currie's very considerable professional life after Washington as a top development economist (and very little on his academic and policy contribution to anti-depression economics in the US in the 1930s).

I agree that this entry has been composed by molehunters mainly interested in the allegation that Currie was a Soviet spy. The account is highly biased and ignores alternative interpretations of his career in Washington (as well as ignoring his huge contributions to development theory and policy, in Colombia, the US, Canada and Britain, 1949 through to his death in 1993). The contributors also confuse his 1941 and 1942 offical visits to China. See:

  Sandilands, R J (1990, 

The Life and Political Economy of Lauchlin Currie, Durham NC: Duke University Press.

  Sandilands, R. J. and James M. Boughton (2003), 

“Politics and the Attack on FDR’s Economists: From Grand Alliance to Cold War”, Intelligence and National Security, 18:3 (Autumn), pp.73-99.