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Newton Arvin was a well-known literary critic and professor at Smith College in the late 1940s and 1950s, but in the "Pink Scare" days of the 1960s his career was shattered once his homosexuality was revealed. In his new biography of Arvin, Barry Werth writes about this notorious case of privacy invasion.

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