President Bush has nominated Allen Weinstein to be head of the National Archives. Whereas the former national archivist is an ex-governor, this time the custodian of America’s key documents would be a true scholar, experienced not only in rummaging around in primary texts but in running a Washington agency. Weinstein, a noted historian, is currently the dirrector of the Center for Democracy, which has helped bring election reform to nations around the world. But his nomination is being opposed by the Society of American Archivists, the Organization of American Historians, editorialists for „The Nation,“ and other liberal pundits. Why? Because Weinstein wrote the book „Perjury“ proving that Alger Hiss was a Soviet agent.