A Letter From The Publisher: Jan. 28, 1966

"THE ever-whirling wheel of

change," as Poet Edmund Spenser put it, is whirling ever faster. This is probably the most important fact of our age — and the reason why TIME last week sponsored the second in a series of conferences on "the Environment of Change." For four days at Sterling Forest, Tuxedo, N.Y., 42 leading U.S. businessmen discussed the technological and social shifts around us with 13 professors from various disciplines.

The environment of change is, of course, very much the weekly concern of TIME. In the current issue, for example, almost every section...

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