That editor was whittaker chambers, a former member of the communist underground who had coordinated the infiltration of various government agencies by soviet sympathizers in the mid-1930s. Whittaker chambers (april 1, 1901-july 9, 1961) freedom is a need of the soul, and nothing else it is in striving toward god that the soul strives continually after a condition of freedom. “my object in life is to dethrone god and destroy capitalism” —karl marx it was whittaker chambers, a former communist and soviet spy, who said: “the communist vision is the vision of man without god. Whittaker chambers (1901-1961) was a controversial literary and political figure of the 20th century born in philadelphia, pennsylvania, chambers grew up in lynbrook, ny, and studied at columbia university. Chambers testified on 3 august and named, among others, alger hiss as a communist to back up his charge, chambers claimed to have been a close friend of hiss during the 1930s and provided detailed descriptions of hiss's life and activities.
Whittaker chambers still arouses great passions he accused alger hiss (and others) of spying for the soviet union and claims he knew that it was true because he was himself a communist spy and was hiss's contact. Whittaker chambers former communist, probable homosexual (1) and convert to christianity, was the man at the centre of the two alger hiss trials which lead to the uncovering of several considerable soviet espionage apparatuses operating in the united states government from the 1920s to the late 1940s. “ghosts on the roof: selected journalism of whittaker chambers, 1931-1959”, gateway books 7 copy quote no, those ears were not created by any chance coming together of atoms in nature (the communist view. Alger hiss, whittaker chambers, and the schism in the american soul p r e f a c e five years ago in the new york times, arthur schlesinger jr affirmed the continuing relevance of the twentieth century's most famous trials in america.
Primarily known as the accuser of alger hiss, whittaker chambers was a commanding, complex figure who was center stage during many of the public events of his time, yet remained intensely private this book covers chambers' personal life, as well as his emergence as a dominant voice in the postwar. —whittaker chambers, witness, 362 until watergate, the most portentous development in richard nixon's political life was the 1948 controversy occasioned by quaker and former communist whittaker chambers, an editor at time magazine. On december 8, 1948, a nephew of esther shemitz chambers, nathan l levine, testified under subpoena before huac about retrieval of the life preserver: [nathan l levine, circa december 1948] [the package was] approximately 7 inches wide and about 11 or 12 inches long, and approximately an inch to an inch and a half in thickness. On august 3, 1948, a time magazine editor and former communist spy named whittaker chambers came to washington, dc on that day chambers testified that alger hiss, a former high ranking state department official and president of the carnegie endowment for international peace, was a communist and soviet agent who had passed secrets to moscow.
The wave of publicity about robert hanssen, a veteran fbi agent who became a master spy for the russians, brings to mind a far different man--whittaker chambers, a veteran soviet spy who became. Most people remember whittaker chambers for his 1948 testimony in the alger hiss spy case, exposing soviet dirty work at the highest reaches of the us government after describing to the house. Whittaker chambers in 1948 time magazine editor whittaker chambers (1901-1961) testified that in the 1930s he helped organize a communist spy ring in the us government his accusations against state department official alger hiss  stunned the nation.
Richard m nixon - the hiss case - as a freshman congressman, nixon was assigned to the un-american activities committee it was in this capacity that in august 1948 he heard the testimony of whittaker chambers, a self-confessed former communist espionage agent chambers named alger hiss, a foreign policy adviser during the roosevelt years, as an accomplice while in government servicehiss, a. 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. Whittaker chambers (1901–1961) was an american writer, editor, communist party member and spy for the soviet union who defected and became an outspoken opponent of communism he is best known for his testimony about the perjury and espionage of alger hiss. Whittaker chambers is an american hero who hasd the courage to expose an avowed communist who betrayed his country, yet the left continues to this very day to live in a world of denial about alger hiss.
An introduction to the life of whittaker chambers a former communist pages 3 words 1,717 view full essay more essays like this: whittaker chambers, house unamerican activities committee, alger hiss, huac not sure what i'd do without @kibin - alfredo alvarez, student @ miami university exactly what i needed. Jay vivian chambers (1901 –1961), known as whittaker chambers, was an american editor who denounced his communist spying and became respected by the american conservative movement during the 1950s after early years as a communist party member and soviet spy, he defected from communism (underground and open party) and worked at time magazine. Whittaker chambers became known to the larger world in 1931, when he wrote and published a series of communist-inspired fiction short stories in the new masses, the literary journal of the. Not only was whittaker chambers a former communist and spy, with all of the burden of guilt that resulted from his break with communism and its networks he was also a largely pessimistic protestant christian who had loyal love and tried to be more faithful in a country — in the united.
Whittaker chambers was a short, stocky, and rumpled columbia drop-out and confessed former communist from a poor and troubled philadelphia family time and time again the two men would tell flatly contradictory stories about hiss's allegiances during the period from 1933 to 1938 to congressional committees trial juries, and the reading public. Whittaker chambers’s witness was published fifty years ago during the coldest days of the cold war it tells the story of a brilliant man driven by despair over the “crisis of our time” into the arms of the communist party. Communist, editor of time magazine, crucial witness in the landmark spy-trial against alger hiss, chambers was an influential part of american history who, as mattson explains, lived the formative.