In This Review

The Strange Case of Alger Hiss
The Strange Case of Alger Hiss
By The Earl Jowitt
Doubleday, 1953, 380 pp

The former Lord Chancellor of Great Britain reviews the famous case, with a perceptible favoring of the defense. While advantages may be gained by distance and a different perspective--the contrasts between American and British court procedure are interesting in themselves--it is doubtful whether the gains in this instance balance a certain lack of surefootedness in treating the evidence in this most controversial trial.