The Press: The Immortals

To fill his column on a dull day, bright Ian Mackay of the London News Chronicle listed ten men whom he thought people might still be talking about 100 years from now.* Last week his paper asked four prominent Britons which of his ten would get their votes. Bernard Shaw would vote only for Composer Jean Sibelius, so Sibelius was the only unanimous immortal. (The other three pickers agreed on both Shaw and Sibelius.) Wrote Shaw: "As for Churchill and the other political gentlemen—it would be rash to include them. . . ."

A man in the street had the last word....

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