Man of the Year


In good company. Time Magazine’s Man of the Year Adolph Hitler 1938, Donald Trump 2016 and Joseph Stalin 1939

A man is known by the company he keeps.

Apparently Donald Trump is in good company as he joins the ranks of Hitler, Stalin, Khrushchev, Khomeini and Putin as Time’s Man of the Year.


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  1. Pierre Lagacé

    Is Time magazine “Envisioning the American nightmare”?

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  2. Laura C.

    Well, Time does say they select based on who has been most influential “for better or worse”…

    I read the reasons behind The Choice. Methinks me sniffs some adroit double-speak in their concluding paragraph:

    “For reminding America that demagoguery feeds on despair and that truth is only as powerful as the trust in those who speak it, for empowering a hidden electorate by mainstreaming its furies and live-streaming its fears, and for framing tomorrow’s political culture by demolishing yesterday’s, Donald Trump is TIME’s 2016 Person of the Year.”

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    • Laura C.

      I just had to dig for the reasons behind Hitler’s choice in 1938.

      “When without loss of blood he reduced Czechoslovakia to a German puppet state, forced a drastic revision of Europe’s defensive alliances, and won a free hand for himself in Eastern Europe by getting a “hands-off” promise from powerful Britain (and later France), Adolf Hitler without doubt became 1938’s Man of the Year.”

      Me oh my, the understatement: “To those who watched the closing events of the year it seemed more than probable that the Man of 1938 may make 1939 a year to be remembered.”

      Time is a little more aggressive with Trump. I hope they keep it up.

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  3. Oh Sally. In 2015, Angela Merkel was Time’s person of the year (the future will judge that decision.) Before that there was an assortment of persons including Barack Obama, Mahatma Ghandi and one year they had the wisdom to set aside a person altogether and honor “the computer.” According to your theory then, the computer, women, you and the Ayatolla Khomeini are equally loathsome.


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