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

TIME's series of special issues on the 100 most influential people of the 20th century will culminate with our Dec. 31 issue, when we name the Person of the Century. Throughout the year, to help the magazine's editors make the choice, we have asked a select group of people to tell us whom they would pick. Here are the final intriguing nominations:

ANDREI SAKHAROV For me this scientist, thinker and humanist is the Person of the Century. He was not a professional politician, but heads of state and the world's leading politicians paid attention to his words. Sakharov was an instrumental...

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