In This Review

In the Court of Public Opinion
In the Court of Public Opinion
By Alger Hiss
Knopf, 1957, 424 pp.

Although most of what Mr. Hiss has to say in support of his innocence will be familiar to those who followed the trials and later appeals, he does bring forth some new evidence, especially with respect to the famous typewriter. He does not, however, meet some of the most telling aspects of the prosecution's case, nor does he attempt to deal with some of the wider issues of the time, notably the problem of Communist espionage, which inevitably bear upon the weighing of evidence.