Alger Hiss and the Battle for History
By Susan Jacoby
- Author: Susan Jacoby
- Publisher: Yale University Press
- Published: March 2009
- ISBN-10: 0300121334
- ISBN-13: 9780300121339
- Format: Hardcover
- Copyright: 2009
- Subject: HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
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In this highly original work, Susan Jacoby (The Age of American Unreason) turns her attention to the Hiss case, including his trial and imprisonment for perjury, as a mirror for shifting American political views and passions. Unfettered by political ax-grinding, Jacoby examines conflicting responses, from scholars and the media on both the left and the right, and the ways in which they have changed from 1948 to our present post-Cold War era, keeping in mind the continuum of the difficult balance between national security and respect for civil liberties. Notes, Index. Addenda. 272p.
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