Publisher's Letter, Apr. 23, 1956

Dear TIME-Reader From time to time this letter has discussed you—the TiME-reader—in general. This week I should like to salute a few remote and lonely TIME-readers who read our magazine behind the Iron Curtain, often at considerable risk.

Our general circulation in the Communist world after World War II was chopped off with the suddenness of ax strokes. As the Kremlin seized con trol of one country after another, our circulation department went through the motions of informing readers in those countries that we were canceling their subscriptions unless otherwise notified. We were rarely notified. Early in 1949, when the Communists consolidated...

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