Alger Hiss: The True Story
by John Chabot Smith

Portrays the convicted perjurer as a high-minded liberal who was framed by a pathological liar: Whittiker Chambers. I am inclined to believe Hiss rather than Chambers, but was hoping this book would provide conclusive evidence to exonerate Hiss. If Hiss was innocent, he must have been a fool to allow himself to be convicted and Chambers must have gone to great lengths to frame him. Chambers may have had help from Nixon and other dirty tricksters. It seems that the forces of evil worked hard to earn this victory while the Hisses naively believed that the American judicial system would vindicate them without them having to exert effort.

On July 11, 1995, the U.S. government released Soviet cables that had been decoded during the Cold War. The cables proved the Joe McCarthy was correct when he charged that the Federal government was riddled with communist agents and that Nixon and other anticommunist crusaders were also telling the truth about Soviet spies. The cables show that Alger Hiss, Julius Rosenberg, and journalist I. F. Stone were agents of Moscow.

Year Read: 1982

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