TIME 100: Who Should Be the Person of the Century?

TIME's continuing series of special issues on the 100 most influential people of the 20th century will culminate in December, when we will name a single figure as the Person of the Century. To help the magazine's editors make the choice, we are asking a select group of people to tell us whom they would pick. Here are the latest thought-provoking nominations:

HARRY TRUMAN, who had been a little-known and perhaps ill-prepared Vice President, found himself in 1945 facing the most daunting of responsibilities: ending World War II and containing Soviet communism. Truman's foreign-policy leadership gave the U.S. an unprecedented role...

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