Everything Old Is New Again

Photograph by Peter Hapak for TIME

TIME turns 90 this week. When we started talking about this around the office, a couple of people said to me, Let's not make too much of it, because it only shows how old we are. I've never liked birthdays, so I wasn't completely unsympathetic. But I noticed that enthusiasm for celebrating our anniversary was inversely proportional to age: the younger the staffers, the more enthusiastic they were; the older, the less. For me, 90 is not so much a milestone but evidence that for nine decades TIME is always new, always of the moment. We have to be because we...

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