A Letter From The Publisher: Jan. 6, 1967

TIME'S 40th Man of the Year is not an individual but a generation—today's youth.

"Is it possible to paint a portrait of an entire generation?" TIME once asked. "Each generation has a million faces and a million voices. What the voices say is not necessarily what the generation believes, and what it believes is not necessarily what it will act on. Yet each generation has some features that are more significant than others; each has a quality as distinctive as a man's accent, each makes a statement to the future, each leaves behind a...

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