Letters, Jan. 22, 1979

Man of the Year To the Editors:

Teng Hsiao-p'ing [Jan. 1], an inspiring statesman of ability, insight and decisiveness guiding a vast modernization program for one-quarter of the world's humanity, is certainly the right choice as Man of the Year for 1978.

Francis K.S. Koo

Mayaguez, P.R.

Great selection! It's time. Teng has demonstrated that he is a foxy guy, but then, what world leader has not revealed some characteristics of the fox?

Richard D. Davis

Ventura, Calif.

Teng is not the man of this or any year. The world would be far better off if genocidal Asian despots found more worthwhile projects than propping up...

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