A Letter From The Publisher: Jun. 12, 1964

YOUR views, like those of most strong men, may not be acceptable to all—nor, under our means of government, should they be ... Your future will be watched with more than normal interest."

So read the citation that accompanied the honorary LL.D. awarded by Hamilton College to Senator Barry Goldwater in 1961. As the probable Republican nominee for President, Dr. Goldwater is TIME'S cover subject this week, for the third time in almost three years.

As we reported his gradual entry into the mainstream of the news—whether or not into the "mainstream of Republican thought"—we also noted that honorary doctorate, and we did...

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