Mallan, John P.
April 1952
New Republic;4/28/52, Vol. 126 Issue 17, p15
This article discusses two books "USA Confidential," and Washington Confidential," by Lee Mortimer and Jack Lait. Homosexuality is the real thrill Lait and Mortimer have brought to readers, it has replaced old hat descriptions of prostitutes and stripe teasers in the earlier books, and now leers from almost every page, identified always by the nasty little skid-row words these men use so effectively. Homosexuals exist, for these, men, only for one reason to be linked wherever, possible to every reformer and intellectual in the country.


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