Marking History

At epochal moments, people rely on TIME to commemorate and cover them. Here's how to get our special issue and upcoming book

When history is being made, people turn to TIME. We not only mark history; sometimes we are part of it. With the election of Barack Obama as the first African-American President of the United States, people across America and around the world scooped up copies of our commemorative election issue to observe the occasion. It has already become a collector's item. When I was walking home from the office a few nights after the election, I passed a newsstand in New York City that had just one copy of the issue left for sale--marked up to $25. While I'm against such...

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