A Letter From The Publisher, Nov. 16, 1959

Every big story produces its black headlines and its clattering bulletins, but the heart of the matter almost always lies at a deeper level. Getting to that meaningful depth is business. Some cases in point in this week's issue:

OUT of the pall of concern over Russia's space achievements, over TV's morals, and the obduracy of both sides in the steel strike, a new public issue is coming into focus in the U.S. See NATIONAL AFFAIRS, The Issue of Purpose.

FOR a while after the first Sputnik soared aloft two years ago, all Soviet scientists suddenly became ten feet tall, with brains to...

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