By Joan Brady
As a member of the home Un-American actions Committee, Richard Nixon led the investigations that first drew cognizance to Alger Hiss and his purported ties to the Soviet regime. those investigations finally resulted in the invention of "proof" that Hiss was once a mole within the kingdom division and triggered an ordeal that will ultimately smash him and propel Nixon to the Presidency.
But what if the "proof" that at last resulted in Hiss’s conviction was once forged?
In this riveting research, Joan Bradywinner of The Whitbread publication of the Yearreveals how Nixon manipulated a media and public within the thrall of post-war anti-communist hysteria to make a fabricated case opposed to Hiss, and attracts a powerful parallel with the French, who a half-century prior to became Alfred Dreyfus right into a scapegoat for anti-Semitism.
Alger Hiss: Framed is critical and well timed, telling soberly the story of a country within the grip of paranoid worry and the fellow who took such a lot benefit of this fear.
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