A Letter From The Publisher: Mar. 8, 1968

IN the aftermath of World War I, when the U.S. rejected the League of Nations, many concerned citizens felt a need for an organization that might help to balance the country's growing isolationism. Thus 50 years ago, a group of editors and scholars founded the Foreign Policy Association. In publications and meetings they provided a platform for foreign-affairs and communications specialists who later helped organize World Affairs Councils in cities throughout the nation.

As a newsmagazine that covers the world, TIME has had a parallel history of continuing concern with international policy. Marking that...