A Letter From The Publisher, Jan. 29, 1951

TIME'S main function is to report the news of the week—the real and significant news from wherever our editors and correspondents can ferret it out. That has been our purpose from the start. But in these critical days, TIME, as most of you know, often finds it necessary to give a summary of the events and policies which have brought the world to its present state. Such a summary appeared in our issue of Jan. 15. It was called "Giant in a Snare."

"Giant in a Snare" has had a tremendous mail response. Most of...

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