A Letter From The Publisher, Dec. 10, 1951

Norman Alastair Duncan Macrae is the second half of a writer-exchange project worked out between TIME Editor T. S. Matthews and Editor Geoffrey Crowther of the London Economist. I wrote you about the first half when we sent TIME Writer Bill McHale to work for the Economist for three months (TIME, March 19).

When Macrae came here on Oct. 5 to bring the project full circle, I asked him to keep a diary of his impressions of the U.S. and of writing for TIME. He has just given me the diary, which he says "was done at odd moments and may sound...

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