An Analysis of Dr. James W. Hamilton's Book 'The Hiss Case Reconsidered'

67 Pages Posted: 7 Jul 2021

Date Written: June 22, 2021

Abstract

This paper analyzes a privately published book that argues for the innocence of Alger Hiss. The paper concludes that the book is unconvincing and that the judgment that Hiss was a Soviet spy was correct.

Keywords: conspiracy, FBI, libel, perjury, trials, famous trials, political trials, Chambers, Hiss, Whittaker Chambers, Alger Hiss, treason, Communism, espionage, HUAC, House Un-American Activities Committee, Nixon, Pumpkin Papers, Cold War, McCarthyism, psychiatry

JEL Classification: K14

Suggested Citation

Berresford, John W., An Analysis of Dr. James W. Hamilton's Book 'The Hiss Case Reconsidered' (June 22, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3871807 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3871807

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