Magazine article Insight on the News

A Letter from the Editor

Magazine article Insight on the News

A Letter from the Editor

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Dear Readers,

Have you ever wondered what your part of the country looked like a 100 or 200 years ago? How our forefathers (and mothers) managed to survive the long trek through fields and streams and across mountains, let alone managing to find food and water?

What brings this to mind are articles that explore our world--as it is, as it was and how it might be. In reviewing the cover story by Stephen Goode and a travel article by Senior Editor James P. Lucier, one is struck by both the wonders of our land and adventures in store even for a modern-day explorer. Our own recent journeys through the farthest reaches of New England and into the Bay of Fundy and Maritime Islands showed not only beauty and stout people, but also a sense of hardships endured to carve our nation.

As then, whether in conflict with ourselves or foreign powers, the history of the United States is fraught with struggle, survival, verve, vigor and strength. Such are the resources that current leaders must employ to develop clear and convincing policy, for example, to wage a war with Iraq. …

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