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To: "H-Net Network on American communism and anticommunism" <H-HOAC@H-NET.MSU.EDU> Sent: Saturday, March 06, 2004 5:47 PM Subject: Publication of DEADLY FARCE \ I believe it is appropriate to announce the publication of the following: Robert Lichtman and Ronald Cohen, DEADLY FARCE: HARVEY MATUSOW AND THE INFORMER SYSTEM IN THE MCCARTHY ERA (Univ. of Illinois Press, 2004). We discuss in detail Matusow's rise and fall as an ex-communist witness, particularly focusing on the role of the Justice Department in using witnesses in various capacities. Ronald Cohen