These supplements have been assembled, in co-operation with the Atlantic editorial staff, by Intercultural Publications Inc., a nonprofit corporation established by The Ford Foundation in 1952. They represent one aspect of the Foundation’s extensive international program which seeks, through support of a variety of projects, to increase mutual understanding among the free nations and thus to strengthen the bases of world peace.
In this effort Intercultural Publications Inc. concentrates on the exchange of ideas and of literary and artistic materials through publications. Its major vehicle is Perspectives USA , a quarterly magazine of work by American writers and artists which is produced in four languages and distributed in sixty countries. Intercultural Publications has also prepared a series of anthologies in translation for distribution by various foreign publishers.
Perspective of India, Perspective of Holland and Belgium, Perspective of Japan, Perspective of Greece, and Perspective of Brazil reverse the flow of Perspectives USA, bringing a selection ot foreign work to the attention of American readers. The editors of the Atlantic and the directors of Intercultural Publications hope that these exchanges will encourage greater awareness and deeper understanding of the countries and cultures for which the contributors to our pages are such compelling spokesmen.