In Response to: His Secret Life

I didn’t know Jeffrey Schevitz ’62 at Princeton nor after (“His Secret Life,” May issue). I cannot comment on his character then or now.

However, I find his explanation of trying to avert an atomic war a bit disingenuous. He could have done much from the West. Being a communist and living in a communist society seem to be his real driving force. Spying, perhaps, was more glamorous and possibly heroic. Yet, Stasi described his work as mediocre.

Most distasteful to me about this saga is his assertion that the end justifies the means.

Paul Mendelson ’62
Newburyport, Mass.