Talk to anyone who lived in Eastern Europe or the USSR under communism. Today Reagan is a folk hero to them.
Unless of course you are implying that Gorbachev ended the Cold War by losing to Reagan's strategy? But that would be like saying the South is responsible for ending slavery by losing to the North.
No list is going to be perfectly representative of the population, trying to make it so is equally bigoted as a purposely whitewashed one.
Rosa Parks - Malcom X
Amelia Earhart - Charles Lindberg
Maya Angelou - TS Eliot
Zaharios - Phelps, Lewis, etc.
Oprah - no comment.
Also, the guy lived to be 75. You're really going to discount the last 52 years?
Even said so himself.
For most rational people, Einstein will always be German, Rupert Murdoch will always be Australian, and Jim Carrey will always be Canadian.
While it makes more sense to become a citizen of the country your main business is based in (Bell, Murdoch etc), it does not alter your place of birth and upbringing which correctly defines your nationality.
I'd love to see a split of how Americans and non Americans scored, as I suspect the average is dragged down by us non Americans.
Born: March 3, 1847, Edinburgh. Unless Scotland is now part of the USA I am quite confused to see how he got on this list... Did he get American citizenship in later life? Am I missing something here?
S.A., not K.
much rather have JFK here than Clarence Thomas. PLEASE!
The man is an affront to humanity.
JFK should also be on this list.
Also, while Samuel Goldwyn helped start MGM pictures he was only involved at the very begining. He also helped start Paramount back when he was known as Saumuel Goldfish. Most of his career he was an independent producer, one of the most successful in Hollywood history.
Also remember these are just opinions. We can't expect the person who made this poll to have the same world view as us and thus we have to tolerate discrepancies between our personal list and this list. Considering the difficulty of compiling such a list, I applaud the writers who made this.
and toss up between George and Ira Gershwin/Aaron Copeland
Must've been pretty good opinions to have shaped America so