A Letter From The Publisher: Jul. 17, 1964

THE civil rights issue was close to the top of the news almost every place one looked in the U.S. last week—in Washington, throughout the South, and amid the political sound and maneuver in San Francisco. How the U.S. reacted in the first week of the new law is reported and analyzed in THE NATION and THE LAW. To complete the perspective on this historic turning point in the relations between the races in the U.S., the editors of TIME decided they should present a deeper analysis of the traditions, emotions and psychological factors that lie at the roots of the...

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