A Letter From The Publisher, Aug. 22, 1960

As TIME drops into mailboxes and onto newsstands each week everywhere in the free world [and in many places behind the Red curtains], it produces some widely varying reactions. The Aug. 8 issue provided a couple of cases in point:

TIME's off-season valentine to Britain's loverly ladies, including six pages of color pictures and a story savoring the flowering of British beauty in post-austerity Britain, aroused intense national pride. "America's No. 1 news magazine," reported the London Daily Sketch, paid "OUR Fair Ladies" an extraordinary compliment. "TIME," agreed the News Chronicle, "has an expert roving eye." But when British wives and sweethearts...

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