A Letter From The Publisher: Oct. 23, 1964

THE editors of TIME began the week with well-laid plans for a cover story on the winner of the British election. While covering both sides right down to the ballot box, the London Bureau weighed in 48 hours before the polls opened with a firm judgment that Labor's Harold Wilson would win. In New York, the WORLD staff was inclined to agree, but with knowledge born of experience remained flexible and ready for a narrow victory by either side. It turned out to be a week when flexibility, always the journalist's best stance amid breaking news, was nothing less than a...

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