A Letter From The Publisher: Apr. 1, 1966

This week one of our most discussed sections — the TIME Essay — begins its second year. From the very first one, examining the United Nations and its prospects, Essay has elicited a remarkable amount of public interest. The U.S. Mission to the U.N. distributed 10,000 reprints of No. 1 to college campuses and civic groups, and Harlan Cleveland, then Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs, said of it: "Somehow your editors managed to squeeze into two fascinating pages the essence of the U.N.'s problems and prospects which have occupied our energies for the past several years."

Since then, one...

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