The Greatest American

Nominate the “Greatest American” for an online contest sponsored by Discovery Channel and AOL. Starting tomorrow, voters can list five people who “most influenced the way they think, work and live.” The Discovery Channel plans a four-night series in the spring on the leading candidates and the winner.

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  1. Walter E. Wallis says:

    Eric Hoffer, Ayn Rand, Robert Heinlein, Samuel Clemens and Alfren Korzybski
    Max Schulman for a kicker

  2. Mike in Texas says:

    Max Schulman for a kicker

    Walter must be a Jets fan. At least your team made the playoffs. My team hasn’t been in 4 years, hasn’t gotten any better (8-8 two years in a row), and just rewarded the coach for his four years of failure with a contract extension.

  3. Norman Borlaug. Ronald Reagan. Dwight Eisenhower. Julian Simon. Gordon Moore.

  4. Ayn Rand.
    Robert Heinlein.
    Thomas Jefferson.
    Thomas Paine.
    Robert Green Ingersoll.

    That must be some sort of straight ticket. 🙂

  5. Walter E. Wallis says:

    I meant the Dobie Gillis Max.
    I am trying to sell my threepete sign but no takers.

  6. Walter E. Wallis says:

    and, of course, Alfred, not Alfren.

  7. Ivan Chonkin says:

    Samuel Clemens, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Edison, Thorstein Veblen, and Thedore Roosevelt. 🙂