In response to:

The Second Assassination of Al Lowenstein from the October 10, 1985 issue

To the Editors:

In your ongoing controversy about Hendrik Hertzberg’s review of Richard Cummings’ biography of Allard Lowenstein [NYR, October 10, 1985], Cummings cites as “direct evidence in the book supporting the undeniable conclusion that Lowenstein worked for the CIA” that “while traveling in Africa, Lowenstein stayed at the lavish Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi” [NYR, January 30].

My family and I, along with thousands of other travelers, have stayed at the good old Norfolk; and Cummings will be hearing from our lawyers if he tries to make anything of it.

E.J. Kahn, Jr.

New York City

This Issue

March 13, 1986