A Letter From The Publisher, Nov. 2, 1959

The five Ws and the H—Who, What, Where, When, Why and How—make up a time-honored formula for the contents oj a good news story. In the crush oj reporting the news every hour on the hour, or every day by the day, one—and perhaps the most important one—oj the Ws is often slighted. Each week TIME gives intense attention to that one—the Why.

WHY is Adlai Stevenson, although twice defeated as a Democratic candidate for President, in a strong position to get the 1960 nomination? See NATIONAL AFFAIRS, The Waiting Game.

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