A Letter From The Publisher, Sep. 21, 1953

This is the time of year that brings moments of wistful nostalgia to many an office-bound adult watching the younger generation heading back to school. Here at TIME, two adults were recently offered the chance to go back to school for a year themselves. These two TIME employees temporarily turned scholars are Dave Richardson and Elisabeth Hanna.

For the past 14 months Dave Richardson has been a TIME correspondent in the Middle East, with headquarters in Beirut. Having spent only five weeks of the past six years in the U.S., he is looking forward to...

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