National Affairs: The Enemy

Alger Hiss faced his enemy. Last week he sat under the water-drip torture of cross-examination by Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Murphy, the man who is trying to convict him of perjury. If the Government's accusations were true, Hiss had spent 15 years leading an almost incredible double life, and Murphy was set on proving it. Hiss's face showed the strain of the 28 days of the first trial, of the 23 days so far of this one. The strain was also apparent in the frozen, drawn face of Priscilla, his wife, who sat behind...

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