A Letter From The Publisher: Nov. 8, 1963

WHAT makes news can be either events that are fortuitous or those that are foreseeable. Each week there is a lively competition for our space between the news we can prepare for (the museum opening, whose exhibits we can photograph in advance in color, for example) and the disaster that catches everyone unaware. Each week the leisurely and reflective must contest with the latest and most urgent happening—and each has its adherents: without the reflective, TIME would be too much like the daily newspapers; without the urgent, TIME would lose much of its vitality.

How the fortuitous and foreseeable contend can be...

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