Letters, Dec. 29, 1958

Man of the Year


He is undoubtedly Nelson Rockefeller—and about the only reason TIME might not put him on its Jan. 5, 1959 cover is the fact that he'll probably be elected President in 1960, and you'll have to repeat.

WARREN W. ANDREWS Dearborn, Mich.


Pianist Van Cliburn: he accomplished more than a corps of diplomats in finding at least one common ground on which it is possible to talk to the Russians.

NORMAN B. HOWARD Hamilton, Ohio


Mao Tse-tung: his introduction of the "commune" marks the biggest backward step in...

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