Why Vladimir Putin is Time's Person of the Year 2007
When I first heard that Time had chosen Vladimir Putin as their Person of the Year 2007 I was rather surprised. OK, let's face it, I thought the editors at Time were smoking crack. It seems Time anticipated such a reaction, and put up a rather compelling argument explaining: Why We Chose Putin. And despite the fact that Russian democracy is beginning to look very different from what we would label as democracy in the west, I'm surprised to find myself siding with Time. Maybe choosing order over freedom really makes sense some times?
I submitted the post above as a Slashdot story, but it seems it's not getting posted. Might as well copy-and-paste it here then...