Letters, Nov. 24, 1947

Man of the Year

Sir:

TIME'S definition of Man of the Year is "the man who had the biggest rise in fame during the year, and who, more than anyone else, changed the news for better or worse."

The man whose picture should appear on your cover of Jan. 5, 1948 is Secretary of State George C. Marshall.

The year 1947 spotlighted his rise to fame from military genius to the even nobler role of defender of human democracy, and the inspiring plan which bears his name is 1947-8 most effective challenge to the Russian...

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