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The Life and Lies of Paul CrouchCommunist, Opportunist, Cold War Snitch$
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Gregory S. Taylor

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780813049205

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813049205.001.0001

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Atomic Secrets, 1953–1954

Atomic Secrets, 1953–1954

(p.189) 9 Atomic Secrets, 1953–1954
The Life and Lies of Paul Crouch

Gregory S. Taylor

University Press of Florida

Crouch played a minor role in attacks against two major scientists between 1953 and 1954. He publicly linked Dr. Joseph Weinberg, who had worked on the Manhattan Project, with Communist espionage. More notably, he linked Dr. Robert Oppenheimer, who oversaw the scientific and engineering components of the Manhattan Project, to Communist espionage. Although Crouch did not testify in Weinberg's trial and offered only limited, and ultimately perjured, testimony in hearings on Oppenheimer's loyalty, both men suffered as a result of the allegations. Crouch's limited role in each investigation, however, led many in the public to question his value as an informant. More importantly, the government now knew that he was a liar and began to break ties with him.

Keywords:   Paul Crouch, espionage, Dr. Joseph Weinberg, Dr. Robert Oppenheimer, Manhattan Project, perjury

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