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 Stripesthe 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...