A Letter From The Publisher: Sep. 6, 1982

William Morgan Stewart, born March 18, 1937, in Dundee, Scotland, graduate of Towson (Md.) High School, Johns Hopkins University and University of Edinburgh (Scotland), former U.S. Foreign Service Officer (in Bombay, Washington and South Viet Nam), and TIME correspondent since 1971, is taking a vacation. Finally. After a week of temporary duty in Jerusalem, Stewart, the magazine's Middle East bureau chief, is planning two weeks in Greece and Scotland, says he, to "sleep late and have long naps." For the past 2½ years, Stewart has lived and worked in West Beirut, reporting on,...

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