THE CASE THAT WILL NOT DIE - ALGER HISS, SOVIET SPY
More than a half-century after the famous clash between Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss, the particulars of the case that made Richard Nixon a household name continues to fascinate scholars, intellectuals and the committed political partisans. Most people on the left now grudgingly concede that the accumulated evidence points to Hiss as a secret Communist, traitor, spy and perjurer but the residual attitude toward the case and the figures associated with it can be very revealing, as I argued here
Frontpagemag.com is running a review of a new Hiss biography
while H-Diplo has seen a technical debate over the evidence from the Venona decrypts as it relates to the Hiss case
. For those interested in longer pieces I recommend the biography of Whittaker Chambers
by Sam Tannenhaus.