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Alger Hiss, Whittaker Chambers, and the Schism in the American Soul
 
 
Author
Patrick A. Swan, ed.
Publisher ISI Books  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.25 x 6.25 x 1.25 inches
ISBN 9781882926855
Pages/Publication Date 359/2003
Daedalus Item Code 31143
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"In August 1948, Alger Hiss, a former State Department bureaucrat, was accused of being a Soviet spy.... The case quickly became a cause célèbre, the center of the bitter battle between conservatives (long out of power but smelling blood) and liberals over the history of the previous 20 years and the direction in which the country should proceed. This is a collection of 23 essays from such heavyweights as Diana and Lionel Trilling, William F. Buckley Jr., Rebecca West, Hugh Kenner, Sam Tanenhaus, Murray Kempton, and others. They not only comment on various aspects of the case but also shed light on the broader controversies that engulfed the country, such as the defensiveness of liberals with regard to their past support of the USSR, the abusive investigative tactics of McCarthy, Nixon, and the House Un-American Activities Committee, and the pervasive climate of fear. The publication dates range from 1950 to 2001, so the later writings were done after the opening of Soviet archives, showing that Hiss was almost certainly a spy. Contributors' notes identify the writers and offer brief background characterizing their position on the case."—Library Journal
 
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