HUNGARY: Freedom's Choice

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The world entered 1956 with a full complement of great men: national leaders, statesmen, philosophers, artists and scientists, many of whom, pursuing their legitimate vocations, would be remembered among the great names of the epoch. But the man who put his stamp on this particular year—the Man of the Year—was not on the roster of the world's great when the year began. Nor could anyone have guessed his identity, even when the year had run four-fifths of its course. Yet by year's end, this man...

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