Jacques-Alain Miller, TIME's Person of the Year 2020?

Jacques-Alain Miller among finalists for TIME’s 2020 Person of the Year?

According to a well-placed source, Jacques-Alain Miller is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2020. But while the philosopher's fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.

UPDATE 27/05/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Why not Miller for Person of the Year?

The list of nominees for Time magazine’s Person of the Year is always an eclectic mix of world leaders, pop culture icons, buzzworthy names, and human rights activists. The unexpected inclusion of the 76-year-old philosopher, as a 2020 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.

“What makes Miller so important is the potential and influence he now has, rather than anything he has already done,” said a panelist who preferred to remain anonymous, adding that earlier this month, the philosopher have already been named ‘French Of The Year’ by some major French newspapers and even ‘Châteauroux Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Châteauroux (Jacques-Alain Miller's hometown).

Social Reactions to TIME’s Person of the Year

A representative for the philosopher was not immediately available for comment, but the announcement generated immediate reaction on Twitter:

“#MillerPOY. Logical choice though I wouldn't have made the same one.”
— @TomMiller, 26 May 2020
“Congrats! Jacques-Alain has this charisma that seems to come out of nowhere.”
— @SamanthaJones, 26 May 2020
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Jacques-Alain Miller?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 26 May 2020

Could 2020 officially be the Year of Jacques-Alain Miller?

Still, TIME’s editors will make the final decision about who will grace the magazine’s cover as its 2020 Person of the Year.

Who do you think should be TIME’s Person of the Year for 2020?

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