A Letter From The Publisher: may 14, 1965

THE military and diplomatic warfare went on last week in widely separated parts of the world, and the significant events and issues involved are reported, analyzed, assessed and commented on in THE NATION, THE HEMISPHERE, THE WORLD and ESSAY. Important as all of that news is, the biggest story of the week in terms of its probable effect on the future of mankind was punctuated by an 85-lb. electronic package orbiting apace with the earth some 22,000 miles in space. It was to this story—the Communications Explosion that is literally enveloping the whole world—that the editors turned for this week's cover.

The...