A Letter From The Publisher: Feb. 14, 1964

LIKE a piece of sculpture, a detective story or a cake, a publication is shaped as much by what is left out as by what is put in. Trying to tell a week's history in an average 44 pages, TIME'S editors must be, above everything else, selective. Other magazines—even newsmagazines—often rigidly cast their mold way ahead of the breaking news. While a great many TIME stories are the result of careful ad vance planning, all are flexible and subject to the changing pressures of events right down to press time—and occasionally beyond. The result is a form of weekly evolution in...

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