TIME, the magazine, has been around for nearly a century. That is to say, they were around during the heydays of journalism and continue to print despite the eroding trust in established news media. TIME, earlier this month, published its '100 Most Influential People of 2021' list.
Lists are, of course, noteworthy, whether it is the Billboard charts or top ten tech innovations. A list essentially lends credibility. By pitching those in similar professions, positions, or peers against each other, a list essentially says these are the people or things to follow or watch.
And according to the TIME, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar—nicknamed "Baradar the Butcher" —deserves a place in the '100 Most Influential People of 2021.' The Deputy Prime Minister in the interim Taliban government is listed under the heading 'Leaders.' Others on the list are U.S. Presidents, Senators, the German Chancellor, and the Indian Prime Minister, to name a few.