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Witness (Cold War Classics) Paperback – 1 Aug 1987
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Whittaker Chambers has the gift of the pen. He also penetrates the psyche of the communist you get an inkling as to why so many bright people succumbed.
Witness is phenomenal! The court case is dated for the obvious reasons but the essay, Letter to My Children is worth the price alone.
Eternal Vigilance is the Price of freedom. We can thank Whittaker Chambers for a small piece of the freedom we enjoy today. His courageous stand in the face of public condemnation makes him a true American Hero.
Luckily for me, reality soon interfered with my socialist tendencies. Not so luckily, I never learned more about the Chambers-Hiss case until about a year ago, when I read "Whittaker Chambers" by Sam Tanenhaus. More recently I read "Witness" and was even more impressed by Chambers the man than when I read the Tanenhaus book.
The Chambers-Hiss case established the fault lines which still dominate American political discourse. The episode was also a precursor to the politics of personal destruction that continue to this day.
Any serious observer of postwar American politics and history should read this book.
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