Nobel Peace Prize

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Jim the Moron
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Nobel Peace Prize

Post by Jim the Moron » Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:56 am

We're approaching the Nobel season, and look forward to reading about the winners in the sciences and in literature. Contrarily, we are apprehensive re the Peace Prize. Why?

1. Previous winners include Yasser Arafat and Barack Obama.

2. Mahatma Gandhi and Vaclav Havel never received the award.

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Re: Nobel Peace Prize

Post by SteveFoerster » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:10 am

Jim the Moron wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:56 am
We're approaching the Nobel season, and look forward to reading about the winners in the sciences and in literature. Contrarily, we are apprehensive re the Peace Prize. Why?

1. Previous winners include Yasser Arafat and Barack Obama.

2. Mahatma Gandhi and Vaclav Havel never received the award.
While I don't think much of the Nobel Peace Prize considering some of its inappropriate recipients (Kissinger? Seriously?) it's understood that the prize was not awarded at all in 1948 because Gandhi had been assassinated and the award cannot be made posthumously.
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