German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2015.
From the magazine’s effusive laudatio:
At a moment when much of the world is once more engaged in a furious debate about the balance between safety and freedom, the Chancellor is asking a great deal of the German people, and by their example, the rest of us as well. To be welcoming. To be unafraid. To believe that great civilizations build bridges, not walls.— Nancy Gibbs
See the story behind the choice here: http://ti.me/1lrKYCG.