A Letter From The Publisher, Dec. 17, 1945

In a sense, TIME has almost three million potential and active outside editors, and TIME is very grateful for their advice and counsel, even for their occasional vituperation.

In one recent week these editors-by-mail (the hundreds of readers who wrote to TIME) had their say on who should be the Man of the Year; on the Palestine question; on the pros & cons of various Labor-Management disputes; and on the general subject of TIME'S news-handling (said one writer: "You are incurable optimists about everything"; said another: "You are preoccupied with the hopeless, unhappy and eccentric side of existence").

They lambasted the U.S. Army's...

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