A Letter From The Editors, Jul. 6, 1942

To make explicit TIME'S view of the peculiar responsibilities of journalism in wartime

July 4, 1942

During its nearly 20 years of weekly publication, TIME has devoted itself to keeping its readers well informed. It has been the servant of no other cause or master. It has had no ax to grind. And TIME can hope that in informing the best-informed citizens of the Republic it has been performing one of the nation's needful tasks.

Today American citizens have a deep-felt wish and need to dedicate themselves directly to the nation's cause. This is true...

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