THE CAMPAIGN: Nixon on Communism

This week Dick Nixon once more appeared on the nation's TV screens. This time he was not defending himself; he was an accuser. The subject: Communism in the U.S. Government.

"The failure of this Administration to deal effectively with the Communist threat," said Nixon, in earnest and subdued tones, is the "greatest issue in the election." To demonstrate the failure, Nixon retold the story of the Hiss case: Whittaker Chambers' first accusation, the confrontation of the two men, Alger Hiss's admission, after twelve days of denial, that he had known Chambers after all. Nixon outlined the Administration's attempts to "cover up"...

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