National Affairs: Man & Wife

Hadn't Whittaker Chambers once said that his disclosure of the Communist conspiracy was like an act of war, like shooting an enemy? "You were comparing yourself to a soldier in combat?" asked Defense Attorney Lloyd Paul Stryker, in a mocking tone.

"I was," said Chambers.

"But," bellowed Stryker, "You had left the flag, the Stars and Stripes—the flag there between you and His Honor?"

"Yes ... I was any soldier fighting Communism." Didn't this imply a good estimate of himself?

"That wasn't implied."

"It wasn't laudatory of yourself?"

"Not particularly." '

All week, under questions, Chambers...

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