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it's a fairly open and fair debate between first quite a lot of
people, and then down to the few.
Do you remember what the process was like when Harry Luce was
No, although I don't think it was that different, except
that Harry probably had two votes whereas other people each had one
vote. But again, going back to what I'd said before, he did not wish
to win by votes or by dictation. He wished to win by argumentation.
Do you think there were any of those choices that were real
failures in some ways? Are just non-starters or--do any of the
particular choices stand out in your mind for any reason whatsoever.
Let's rephrase that.
Do any of them stand out.
For any reason.
You mean as being odd?
Yes--unusual, odd, very successful, unsuccessful, whatever.
No, I'm looking back at the last fifteen years. Some of
them are odd. I'm sure you'd say that cover of the year 1970,
“Middle Americans. Man-Woman of the Year” would be odd. When I look
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