Throughout its history, editors of TIME aimed their interest at people who broke without any gravity.

Throughout its history, editors of TIME aimed their interest at people who broke without any gravity.

Week on week, every year, the mag featured someone in the cover, frequently from Washington but in addition from Wall Street or Hollywood, from foreign palaces and humming factories, all outstanding and typically males. The “great man theory of history, ” so aligned using the US gospel of bootstraps and bravado, intended that power boiled right down to biography, and also to be from the address of the time suggested you had, literally, made big news. Continue reading