A Letter From The Publisher: Aug. 31, 1970

DEPORTING on the activities of militant groups is never an easy task. Correspondents, no matter how concerned, are generally suspect as minions of the so-called "Establishment." Nevertheless, in the hope that they could gain an understanding of their subjects that no man could, TIME drew widely on its large group of women staffers to gather material for this week's cover story on Kate Millett and the Women's Liberation movement. In most instances it turned out to be a rewarding assignment. "Kate Millett and the others I saw really do treat other women as sisters, trying to help them. They were kind,...

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