2006: The people’s year?

If it wasn’t enough that Muhammad Yunus recently won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the poor, Time magazine now makes ‘us’ (that means ‘you’, according to the front cover) all ‘People of the Year’. According to Time:

“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…”

Is it just me, or is there change in the air?