A Letter From The Publisher: Oct. 15, 1965

THE people who make the news are usually the people who have made the scene—the big names at home in the headlines. But to the journalist, the world's cast of characters includes many names that may be of great importance in their own fields while relatively little known outside them. These people, too, shape and shake events, sometimes even more significantly than the more celebrated personages—and any issue of TIME will prove it.

This week's cover subject, for example, though a major figure in the academic world, is hardly a celebrity in the nation,...

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