A Letter From The Publisher: Feb. 23, 1981

The cover of this issue, symbolizing American Renewal, heralds both a special section of TIME stories on the subject, 25 pages in all, and our participation in an unprecedented joint venture in journalism. For the first time since the company was founded nearly 60 years ago, all Time Inc. magazines—TIME, FORTUNE, LIFE, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, MONEY, PEOPLE, DISCOVER—are addressing a common theme.

American Renewal examines what can be done to restore confidence in ourselves and our future. As Editor in Chief Henry A. Grunwald writes in his introduction: "Our chief purpose is to dispel the notion that nothing can be done."

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