A Letter From The Publisher: Dec. 7, 1962

I THINK I draw him as a monument, a statue which walks and speaks, something mythical and historical." So says the cartoonist who drew this week's cover of France's President Charles de Gaulle—43-year-old Louis Mitelberg, who calls himself "TIM" simply because an editor once put that name on a cartoon he had neglected to sign. He is France's leading political cartoonist.

The fact that TIM does not always draw De Gaulle with pen and acid is a conversation piece in French journalism and politics. For TIM works for L'Express, a newspaper that views De Gaulle through beady eyes from the left. It...

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