A Letter From The Publisher: Jan. 29, 1965

BY any journalistic standard the American teen-ager — how he sees himself, how he is seen by his elders, and how he is most likely to fit into and shape his nation's future — is a tough subject to tackle.

But also a fascinating one, and one for endless conversation and ar gumentation. TIME considers itself Liniquely equipped to examine such a subject: for the cover story in this issue we sent out queries weeks ago; our reporters from every region of the U.S. and our stringer correspondents from virtually every major community took advantage...