A Letter From The Publisher: Jun. 7, 1982

Summitry, an established and popular form of contemporary international diplomacy, requires enormous efforts of preparation and organization by literally thousands of people. So too with TIME staff members. This week's preview of the dual Western alliance summits at Versailles and in Bonn, and the visits by President Reagan with America's closest allies, required substantial preparation by TIME bureaus—including previews of the summit written by five European statesmen and collected by Senior European Correspondent William Rademaekers.

In Paris, Bureau Chief Jordan Bonfante and his correspondents, supplemented by European Economic Correspondent Lawrence Malkin,...

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