A Letter From The Staff: Mar. 10, 1967

Harry Luce once called one of his editors and thrust a marked page of TIME under his nose. "I want you to tell me how that sentence got in there and why," Luce demanded. The editor gulped, admitted that he had written it, and said that it represented his judgment of the truth of the situation. Luce sighed. "I've been trying for seven years to get that sentence into the magazine," he said.

H.R.L. was no press lord in the tradition of Britain's Lord Beaverbrook or America's William Randolph Hearst. Power was not his passion—what burned in him was the search for...

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