I protest Steve Zipperstein's allegation (Book Review, May 29) that Natan Sharansky must "still demonstrate that it was more than the mendacity of the Soviet regime, his unusual powers of endurance and the love of his remarkable wife that made him into a public fig1970431264political future," and that this book "alas, does not." This is an absolutely separate issue from both Sharansky's book and his expressed intentions. It is Zipperstein who is looking for a leader, a pied piper, to follow, a guide for Jews everywhere, but isn't that Zipperstein's problem? That he lay his personal melancholy desires at Sharansky's feet is grossly unfair.
As you can tell this guy's review ticked me off. I'm not Jewish, nor am I involved in the Jewish "circumstance." But I sure as hell believe a review should be fair.
ROBERT C. DOBBS