THE: The Opened

In the well of a federal courtroom in Manhattan sat the tall man in the neat suit, motionless but intent. Beside him sat his wife. For the better part of three days last week the eyes of the pair—Alger and Pris cilia Hiss—were fixed on the man in the witness chair.

Their accuser, Whittaker Chambers, quietly went back over his old story: that Alger Hiss, a trusted government official facing trial for the second time on a charge of perjury, had fed secret documents into ex-Communist Courier Chambers' spy ring. But to the...

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