A Letter From The Publisher, Jun. 13, 1960

ONE way for a newsmagazine to judge how well it does its job is through the response it evokes in the letters from its readers—some thoughtful, some witty, some angry, yet each one informative to the editors as a measure of reader interest. By that gauge, 1960 is a bumper year for TIME. For the first five months of the year, TIME'S letters have reached an alltime high —20,153, for a 40% increase over the same period last year. Letters on National Affairs, which always comprise the bulk of the mail, are up 45%;...

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