[lit-ideas] Re: Fw: Re: Disbelief

  • From: Robert.Paul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Robert Paul)
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: 20 Dec 2004 20:01:13 PST

For a good account of the Man of the Year designation and its sorrows, see 


'Though we spent hours debating the pros and cons of naming Osama bin Laden, it
ultimately became easy to dismiss him," said managing editor Jim Kelly. "He is
not a larger-than-life figure with broad historical sweep . . . he is smaller
than life, a garden-variety terrorist whose evil plan succeeded beyond his
highest hopes." '

Robert Paul

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