Letters: Jan. 27, 1986

Man of the Year

To the Editors: Deng Xiaoping as Man of the Year is your best choice ever [MAN OF THE YEAR, Jan. 6]. Deng is proving again, as the U.S. did many years ago, that the most powerful and beneficial force in the world is individual freedom and enterprise. James Sumner Sedona, Ariz.

Yours is the finest report on events in China since Marco Polo's. Jàn Gadzo Chisholm, Minn.

TIME's choice is ludicrous. It would be much more appropriate to have on your cover the silhouette of a lone terrorist, symbolizing the murder and carnage that occurred in 1985....

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