rosenbergs0908.jpgIn the opening of Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar, the narrative voice of Esther Greenwood notes that "It was the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs." The NY Times recently looked back to that summer, in light of Morton Sobell confessing last week he and Julius Rosenberg were in the spy game. Julius and Ethel's sons, Robert and Michael, say they have no reason to doubt "Morty." The Times adds "whatever atomic bomb information their father passed to the Russians was, at best, superfluous; the case was riddled with prosecutorial and judicial misconduct; their mother was convicted on flimsy evidence to place leverage on her husband; and neither deserved the death penalty."