A Letter From The Publisher: Nov. 30, 1981

When TIME Senior Correspondent William Rademaekers returned to Europe last spring after a four-year absence, he was struck by the profound changes in European attitudes toward the Atlantic Alliance and the U.S. Growing numbers of people, mostly young, were protesting the deployment of new U.S. missiles on European soil and voicing their concern about the mounting hostility between the two superpowers. Rademaekers talked with idealistic youths in and out of the peace movements; with members of the postwar generation coming to positions of influence in business, politics and teaching; and with government leaders...

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