From The Managing Editor: Jan. 6, 1992

It was not all that easy to decide on the Man of the Year for 1991. Two major international stories -- the gulf war and the Second Russian Revolution -- dominated the news, and both of them produced a fairly obvious list of candidates: George Bush, Norman Schwarzkopf, Dick Cheney, Colin Powell and Boris Yeltsin, among others. On the domestic scene, too, individuals like Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas came to mind. But the more we thought about it, the more compelling it seemed to focus on a theme that emerged time and again as major events unfolded this year: the...