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Why Not Junk the Nobel Peace Prizes?

KeithP Wrote: Apr 06, 2012 5:03 PM
You have to remember the Nobel Prize was in memory of the man who invented dynamite. Maybe the next generation peace prize will be named after the inventor of the atomic bomb, but only after iran gets one and half the world is destroyed.

When the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Barack Obama, many, myself included, felt that the Norwegian committee had so embarrassed itself as to devalue the prize permanently. A Dallas service station sign, at the time, captured the sentiment precisely: "Free Nobel Peace Prize with Oil Change."

Jay Nordlinger's masterful new book "Peace, They Say" has changed my mind.

Not that Nordlinger dissents from the skeptical view of the 2009 prize or many others. But in his careful review of every prize and every recipient since 1901, he builds a case that the capacity of the prize to do good...