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At issue in the Hiss Case was the question whether this sick society, which we call Western civilization, could in its extremity still cast up a man whose faith in it was so great that he would voluntarily abandon those things which men hold good, including life, to defend it.

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Witness was a bestseller for more than a year and helped pay off Chambers' legal debts. Certain cover stories that present special difficulties or call for a special literary skill are written by Senior Editor Whittaker Chambers. Since Chambers still presented no evidence the committee had initially been inclined to take the word of Hiss on the matter.

Whittaker Chambers born Jay Vivian Chambers and also known as David Whittaker Chambers (April 1 1901 – July 9 1961) was an American writer and editor. After being a Communist Party USA member and Soviet spy he later renounced communism and became an outspoken opponent later testifying in the perjury and espionage trial of Alger Hiss.

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