A Letter From The Publisher: Aug. 6, 1965

Three major stories in this week's TIME deal with one aspect or another of the overriding issue of the day—how the U.S. should deal with international Communism.

FOR the ESSAY, which is a refresher course on Communism for old as well as young, the editors undertook to determine the present state of the movement, its strengths and weaknesses, its fractured divisions and mischievous diversions, in every area of the world. Searching queries went out to 21 key points on the Communist compass. The question we wanted to answer was: Do Communist subversion, infiltration, and desire for control of legitimate nationalist movements remain...

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