Who Should Be the Person of the Century?

TIME's continuing series of special issues naming the 100 most influential people of the 20th century will culminate in December, when the magazine names a single figure as the Person of the Century. To help TIME's editors decide, we are asking a select group of people to tell us whom they would choose. Here is a first sampler of thought-provoking suggestions.

ADOLF HITLER It would be awful to see his face on TIME's last cover of the millennium, but I must conclude, with the greatest sadness and reluctance, that the person who had the most profound impact on the events of...