A Letter From The Publisher, Mar. 31, 1947

At first reading, last issue's lead story in TIME'S National Affairs department on the mood & temper of the U.S. at this season appears to be the product of one, man's judgment.

Actually, although one man wrote the story (titled THE NATION, Late Spring), it is the product of almost all of TIME'S nationwide staff of U.S. correspondents.

It would be presumptuous to attempt such a news story without having the facts at hand, and the way they were assembled serves to illustrate one of the basic tenets of TIME'S kind of journalism.

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