The “Great Man” theory of history is usually attributed to the Scottish philosopher Thomas Carlyle, who wrote that “the history of the world is but the biography of great men.” He believed that it is the few, the powerful and the famous who shape our collective destiny as a species. That theory took a serious beating this year.
To be sure, there are individuals we could blame for the many painful and disturbing things that happened in 2006. The conflict in Iraq only got bloodier and more entrenched. A vicious skirmish erupted between Israel and Lebanon. A war dragged on in Sudan. A tin-pot dictator in North Korea got the Bomb, and the President of Iran wants to go nuclear too. Meanwhile nobody fixed global warming, and Sony didn’t make enough PlayStation3s.
You control the Information Age. Welcome to your world:
Antonio Eram, Aura Tatu, Alina Nemes, Bogdan Manolea, Catalin Francu, Cristian Mezei, Doru Panaitescu, Dragos Dehelean, Dragos Tuta, Gusti Roman, Ionut Oprea, Ionut Popa, Madalin Matica, Marius Balaci, Octavian Costache, Orlando Nicoara, Radu Ionescu, Sorin Tudor, Steven Aftergood, Vlad Popa, Allicia, Ana Pobleanu, Andrei Chica, Bogdan Epure, Catalin Paduraru,
Chartreuse, Eduard Koller, Eugen Erhan, Florin Grozea, Ionut Bratu, Mariana Duma, Mirona Iliescu, Stefan Liute,
Gheorghe Copos, Ioan Mircea Pascu, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Jeremy Wright, Jim Boykin, John Romero, Jonathan Schwartz, Sin-Yaw Wang, Liviu Hahaianu, Radu Dumitru, Adrian Seceleanu, Alex Mihaileanu, Andrei Badin, Andrei Crivat, Cezar Ioan, Cristian Manafu, George Popescu, Iulian Comanescu, Laura Sandu, Mircea Dinescu, Vali Ceafalau, Victor Kapra, Vlad Nichita
and many others…
You too are the person of the Year (read more – click here)