ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Gandhi in the Mind of America

Gandhi first entered American public consciousness in 1921 when John Haynes Holmes declared him to be the greatest man in the world. Eighty years later, Time's 31 December 1999 end-of-thecentury issue named Gandhi (along with Albert Einstein and Franklin Roosevelt) as "Person of the Century". Gandhi has re-entered American consciousness with the recent visit to India of an American president who, in his Nobel Peace Prize speech of 10 December 2009, made clear that he admired and learned from Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.

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