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Continued: The seeds of American division: The Alger Hiss trial

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Cass R. Sunstein, the Robert Walmsley University professor at Harvard Law School, is the former administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, the coauthor of “Nudge” and author of “Simpler: The Future of Government.”


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  • Alger Hiss in sworn testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee on Aug. 5, 1948, denied and that he was or ever had been a member of the Communist Party.

  • Whittaker Chambers, who identified Hiss as a Communist, testified in Washington on Aug. 25, 1948.

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