A Letter From The Publisher: Jan. 24, 1969

THIS week, as the U.S. inaugurates a new President, TIME adds a special 20-page section to its regular issue. The section attempts to assess the quality of U.S. life at this point in the nation's history, to examine the problems that face the new Administration and to suggest some of the promising paths for the future.

It was prepared by a team of writers, correspondents and researchers, headed by Senior Editor Robert Shnayerson, a veteran of many TIME departments. Shnayerson was long-time Education editor before he helped to start TIME'S present Law section, and...

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