Q&A with Susan Jacoby

Susan Jacoby talked about her book Alger Hiss and the Battle for History (Yale University Press; March 24, 2009). In her book she looks at… read more

Susan Jacoby talked about her book Alger Hiss and the Battle for History (Yale University Press; March 24, 2009). In her book she looks at the public fascination with the case of Whitaker Chambers and Alger Hiss that culminated in 1948 with hearings before the House Committee on Un-American Activities. She uses the Alger Hiss espionage case to examine shifting American political views in the way scholars and the media on both the left and the right have changed the way they view the case from 1948 to the present post-Cold War era.

Susan Jacoby has written on a variety of subjects for the New York Times Magazine, Washington Post Book World, Los Angeles Times Book Review, Newsday, Harper’s and The Nation. She has written many books including The Age of American Unreason; Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism; Inside Soviet Schools; and Moscow Conversations. She is co-author of the book Soul to Soul: The Story of a Black-Russian-American Family. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Jul 26, 2009
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