A Letter From The Publisher, Jun. 29, 1953

There is a provocative passage in The Folks at Home, latest book by Margaret Halsey (With Malice Toward Some). It is: ". . . The word 'communications' is misleading. 'Communication' in the dictionary sense means a two-way exchange. But who ever argues with a movie? Who talks back to TIME and LIFE? To assume that no body wants to is taking too much for granted."

I agree that it would be taking too much for granted. I have always assumed that everybody wants to talk back to TIME—and does. Many of you frequently talk back, in your letters, in person, and in...

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