A Letter From The Publisher, Oct. 20, 1952

Many of you have written to ask why TIME has on occasion "honored" the enemies of the U.S. by placing them on the cover. The answer: TIME'S covers reflect the news, and Communism has certainly been in the news. When a Communist appears on the cover of TIME, he is placed in the spotlight the better to be scrutinized.

When Georgy Malenkov made TIME'S cover two weeks ago, for example, it was the 41st time that a Russian Communist had been there. In addition, there have also been two Chinese, three U.S., one Mexican and seven other European Communists on the cover...

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