OUR TIMES by Max- Ed. Ascoli


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This is a collection of articles which have appeared in one of the most respected and talked-about political journals, The Reporter Magazine, during the past several years. It includes the by now famous exposure of The China Lobby, written in 1952; the highly detailed article on the extent of Wiretapping by both private and public agencies; The Case of Alger Hiss which the authors, Robert Bingham and Max Ascoli, interpreted as two trials:- (one against Alger Hiss indicted for perjury; the other against the ghost of liberalism in the 1930's); and Max Ascoli's review of Whittaker Chambers' apologia, Witness. There is a more recent article on Vice-President Nixon by Douglas Cater who has not succumbed to the image of the ""new"" Nixon. From the literary section: a remembrance of Fitzgerald by James Thurber; Dean Acheson on radio's morning offerings; Hollywood blacklisting; the rewards and perils of writing for the theatre, by Gore Vidal; a description of the Meditation Chapel in the U.N., by Marya Mannes, which she found an oppressive nothingness; and a brief Note on Santayana by Gouverneur Paulding written in his highly dramatic style. An inevitably significant and interesting record. There will be a Preface by Max Ascoli, Editor-in-Chief of The Reporter.

Pub Date: Jan. 1st, 1959
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy