Letters, Dec. 21, 1953

Man of the Year

Sir:

. . . There can be only one choice—Sir Edmund Hillary, the man who got to the top.

PATRICK BARNES

Tripoli, Libya

Sir:

. . . It is very difficult to forecast your possible selection this year, because no outstanding figure emerged during the year. Eisenhower, Brownell, McCarthy, Adenauer, Pope Pius XII (he is always in the running because the Roman Catholic Church does most to counteract Communism), Malenkov, Truman, and the ghost of Harry Dexter White are all possible selections . . . Somehow, I can already see Joe...

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