THE personality of the 20th century

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THE personality of the 20th century

Post by FrenchForumSurvivor »

A question on France's current version of Who wants to be a Millionaire (at Home) tonight is worthy of a separate subject and discussion, perhaps.

The question: Who was chosen as Time magazine's personality of the 20th century?
A. Gandhi
B. Martin Luther King
C. Albert Einstein
D. Winston Churchill

I know you can google the answer, but I can see arguments for any one of them being chosen.
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Re: THE personality of the 20th century

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Tough question.

I would probably lean towards MLK.

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I'll guess Einstein.

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Re: THE personality of the 20th century

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Guessing Einstein..off to check...have done, not going to spoil..
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Re: THE personality of the 20th century

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Churchill

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Re: THE personality of the 20th century

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I guess Churchill, because without him the World would be a totally different place today.
Even though Einstein was a genius, his discoveries and theories would have eventually been made by others.

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Re: THE personality of the 20th century

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My guess was wrong.

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Re: THE personality of the 20th century

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Einstein should be, Churchill should never be.

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Re: THE personality of the 20th century

Post by jsks »

Gandhi.

Anyone who can make the British empire F off without the need to start shooting gets my vote.

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Re: THE personality of the 20th century

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Crystal wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 9:54 pm
I guess Churchill, because without him the World would be a totally different place today.
Presumably you are basing that on the outcome of WW2? In which case where would you rank Roosevelt and Stalin relative to Churchill?
Even though Einstein was a genius, his discoveries and theories would have eventually been made by others.
Maybe - But they weren't - and Einstein's early work (not just on relativity) opened the way to to a lot of the massive advances in Physics and the other allied sciences that happened in the twentieth century.

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