A Letter From The Publisher, May 31, 1948

As most of you know, TIME Inc. is accustomed to making all kinds of surveys as an adjunct to our business. Last week one of these surveys was the occasion for a pair of simultaneous luncheon meetings on both sides of the Atlantic. I was a guest at the luncheon here in Manhattan, given by the British Empire Chamber of Commerce. C. D. Jackson, managing director of TIME-LIFE International, was present at the other, which was given in London by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain.

The survey in question originated a year ago as a by-product of a...

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