Quotation by Max Lerner

There are some who become spies for money, or out of vanity and megalomania, or out of ambition, or out of a desire for thrills. But the malady of our time is of those who become spies out of idealism.
Max Lerner (b. 1902), U.S. author, columnist. repr. In The Unfinished Country (1959). "The Tragedy of the Rosenbergs," pt. 4, New York Post (April 9, 1952).

Of the atomic secrets spy, Julius Rosenberg.
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