Time named “The Protester” as their Person of the Year, citing millions of dissenters across the Middle East, Europe and the United States, who are reshaping global politics. Do you agree with the choice?
Time has named The Protester as the 2011 Person of the Year, representing the millions of people across the Middle East, Europe and the United States who instigated or participated in protests, reshaping political agendas and in some cases giving rise to revolutions.
Every year, the magzine profiles a person, group or concept has done the most to influence the events of the past year, for good or for ill, from Adolph Hitler and Josef Stalin to Martin Luther King, Jr., and Mark Zuckerberg.
We’ve seen some protests in the region this year, to be sure. What have been the most important achievements of dissenters? Is Time’s Person of the Year even relevant anymore? Tell us what you think.