A Letter From The Publisher: Dec. 14, 1962

IF the somberly reflective Adlai Stevenson that his friend Ben Shahn portrays on the cover can be said to capture the ambassador's mood during the past week (as we think it does), it must be put down to prescience.

Shahn actually did the sketch some time ago, in the spring of 1960, to accompany an article written by Stevenson for a new magazine. But the magazine never got off the ground, the article never appeared, and Shahn's sketch now reaches print for the first time.

Stevenson did not sit for his portrait, and Shahn mostly relied on his own memory of him. "One...

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