Person of the Year Frufra

With all the debate about whether Person/Man of the Year should have been Vladimir Putin or David Petraeus, what is never questioned is whether the concept of a Person of the Year is a wise one, even makes much sense.

It assumes a radically individualistic world, wherein Great Men (People–but usually Men) make the decisions that shape everyone else. It’s a very dis-empowering vision I think–whether the Person of the Year is lauded or decried by the Left or the Right.

The decision of individuals hide the deep historical and cultural traditions that those individuals embody–that hiding is then at the root cause of the then post-choice arguments over the choices.

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Published in: on December 26, 2007 at 3:17 pm  Leave a Comment  

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