To our TIME family

SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO, ON THE HEELS OF AN ALTOGETHER different kind of war than the one we are now facing, TIME published a letter from a reader in California: “No one else has caught so well our sense of this still moment when we balance on the edge of the abyss and try to apprehend the heights which must be scaled.”

Today, we find ourselves caught in another still moment,

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