A Letter From the Publisher: Jan. 5, 1987

Since 1927, when TIME first began selecting a Man of the Year, readers have reacted to the choice with approval, surprise, bemusement and in some cases, even anger. Although the title is always conferred on the person or group of individuals who, for better or worse, has dominated the year's news, Adolf Hitler (1938), Joseph Stalin (1939, 1942) and the Ayatullah Khomeini (1979) drew a legion of indignant letters.

In this issue, our Woman of the Year, Corazon Aquino, is unlikely to | confuse or outrage anyone, save for die-hard supporters of former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, whom she helped to...

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