A Letter From The Publisher: Feb. 16, 1968

When Gerald Scarfe announced himself in the outer office of John Kenneth Galbraith at Harvard, the professor's secretary gasped: "Aren't you the artist who did the Beatles?" Rather pleased at the recognition, Scarfe admitted that he was indeed the creator of the papier-máché figures that brightened TIME'S cover on Sept. 22. To his dismay, the worried young lady whisked off, saying that she had to "warn" her boss. When Scarfe was finally ushered in to meet his subject, the long, lean economist rumbled: "The last thing I want to give you is artistic...

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