Person of the Year Four Times

Time magazine has named The Protester as its Person of the Year.  As a result, my brother Peter, intrepid humor columnist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, writes to brag that he has now been picked as the magazine’s Person of the Year four times: 1966 (everyone under age 25), 1968 (middle Americans), 2006 (YOU, i.e., everyone on earth) and now, as someone who has vigorously complained about so many bad trades by the Pittsburgh Pirates, as the Protester.  He points out that he owns another of Time’s honorees–the Computer, Machine of the Year in 1982.

John Leo

John Leo is the editor of Minding the Campus, dedicated to chronicling imbalances within higher education and restoring intellectual pluralism to our American universities. His popular column, "On Society," ran in U.S.News & World Report for 17 years.

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