MAN OF THE YEAR: First Among Equals

Novus Ordo Seclorum.

When the Founding Fathers set these words—A New Order of the Ages—in the Great Seal of the United States, they had in mind a social order that would guarantee the individual political and personal freedom under law. They only dimly foresaw that they were also establishing a new economic order that would break the bonds of scarcity that had bound men's actions, thoughts, hopes and dreams in earlier times. In 1955 this new order of the world—the free, competitive, expanding American economy—not only showed the world the way to a...

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