A Letter From the Publisher: May 30, 1988

On many a Monday morning, when the first copies of TIME go on sale, I have paged through the magazine and felt the twinge of a missed opportunity. My letter to you in this space had mentioned a cover story, some other single article or member of our staff, but neglected half a dozen other pieces that were similarly distinctive. So I made myself a promise: This week I will write about stories that I am particularly proud of in this issue, until I run out of space.

My task was complicated by the course of events. We began the week...

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