A Letter From The Publisher, Aug. 15, 1960

As Jonathan Swift told it, Gulliver once knew a man who had spent eight years on "a project for extracting sunbeams out of cucumbers, which were to be put into vials hermetically sealed, and let out to warm the air in raw inclement summers." In these summer weeks, TIME'S editors deal with the inclemencies in Cuba, the Congo, Moscow and elsewhere, but happily spend part of every week extracting some summer reading to temper the raw air. Some examples in this issue:

One of the oldest and oddest Christian practices may be beginning a revival in the U.S. Even some Episcopalians are...

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