Letters: Dec. 27, 1968

Man of Many Faces

Sir: May I, as a foreigner, but not any longer quite a stranger, suggest as TIME'S Man of the Year: the American. In his agony may be seen the greatness of his idealism, and if in his efforts to make this ideal a reality he often blunders, fails, fosters dislocation and uncertainty, he merely shares in a perplexity as old, and as common, as mankind. It is his willingness to persist that makes him uncommon. Let it be the greatest hope of all of us that his courage never fails.

MICHAEL F.N. DIXON

Cambridge, Mass.

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