Nov 16

The United Nations has posted this comprehensive interview with Alger Hiss from 1990 on the founding of the UN. It’s a fascinating chat, touching on a variety of topics and events that Hiss had firsthand knowledge of, including Dumbarton Oaks, Yalta, the San Francisco Conference, and such important figures as FDR, Churchill, Stalin, Gromyko, Truman and more. The interview was conducted by James S. Sutterlin and is well worth reading for anyone with an interest in the development of the UN. Here’s the link.


Life magazine covers Hiss’s several arrival back on the East Coast with the United Nations Charter. Years later he noticed with a sardonic laugh that while the charter was given its own parachute, he wasn’t.

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