The Press: Future with a Past

In the ordinary way—through the mails —a handsomely tailored magazine last week went to 4,000 subscribers in the U.S., 7,000 in Britain and 9,000 elsewhere. But that was the only ordinary thing about Future. The editors had assembled their copy in London, had it set in Prague, and flown proofs to Britain for correction. After a three-week delay (while Communists nationalized the Prague plant), Future had gone to press in Czechoslovakia.

Roly-poly Wolfgang Foges (rhymes with bogus), the effervescent Viennese refugee who founded Future, had had to do it this hard way. To save paper, Britain's Board of Trade bans new magazines,...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!