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

TIME's coverage of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century will culminate in December, when we name the Person of the Century. To help the magazine's editors make the choice, we've asked a select group of people to indicate whom they would pick. The latest nominations:

VLADIMIR ILYICH LENIN A great person may be bad as well as good. Lenin, whose use of power in the Soviet Union, which he created and whose influence in the wider world was wholly for the bad, is undoubtedly the century's dominant figure. The ideas of Karl Marx were of little more than...

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