It seemed like a good idea at the time. In preparation for our forthcoming series of special issues in which we will name the 100 most influential people of the 20th century, we decided it might be fun to create a poll on our Internet site www.time.com and invite visitors to register their nominations. Over the next two years, you can suggest candidates in five categories (Warriors & Statesmen, Entertainers & Artists, Builders & Titans, Scientists & Healers, and Heroes & Adventurers). The sixth and final issue in this series, which will be launched next April and will be...

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