A Letter From The Publisher, Oct. 26, 1959

To TIME, the news is not just what happened yesterday or today. It is the whole stream of events, which can be seen in their full dimension only by assessing the past, examining the present, following the course of trends and looking toward the future. Four facets of the news in this week's TIME especially illustrate this scope:

LOOKING back upon a moment of history, NATIONAL AFFAIRS recalls the Battle for Leyte Gulf, which flamed into the headlines 15 years ago this week. It was the Japanese Empire's last stand. Never had a sea...

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