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Prediction: Time magazine’s Person of the Year will be Edward Snowden or Pope Francis
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By Pat Cunningham
Sept. 20, 2013 11:05 a.m.



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Around this time every year, I give a passing thought or two to who might be Time magazine’s choice for Person of the Year.

Last year’s designee, Barack Obama, was easy to predict, what with his having won a second term as president. But sometimes the magazine comes up with a surprise choice — an industrialist (Harlow Curtice of General Motors in 1955) or a generic group (the Baby Boom generation in 1966; American women in 1975) or even a machine (the computer in 1982) or a planet (Earth in 1988).

Until yesterday, I would have thought that National Security ...

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