A Letter From The Publisher, Dec. 1, 1947

Our Art department's eight-column story on the life & works of David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexican painter-soldier-politician, in the Nov. 10 issue is, to a large extent, the result of a year's acquaintanceship between Artist Siqueiros and John Stanton, chief of TIME Inc.'s Mexico City bureau. Because the detail and sound analysis of Stanton's research also showed a warm understanding of Mexican ways, I asked him to tell me about the business of being a correspondent in Mexico as it applied to the Siqueiros story. This is his reply:

"Remember that Mexicans, generally, are warm, sympathetic and charming people. If a correspondent is...

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