A Letter From The Publisher, Jan. 28, 1974

TIME keeps in constant touch with the academic world. Our writers and correspondents search out scholars in many fields, seek their thoughts and enlist their help with future ideas or stories already under way. Occasionally, some of us get a chance to go beyond weekly news concerns and discuss long-range issues and new ideas with academicians and other intellectuals. In May 1971 several Time Inc. editors, writers and correspondents were the beneficiaries of a thoughtful two-day colloquy at the University of Chicago; equally provocative was a series of informal meetings in the fall...

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