Daily Archives: October 9, 2009

How the Nobel Peace Prize is Awarded

As people debate the merits of President Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize, they should keep in mind that the Prize is as much about influencing peace as it is about recognizing effort. Sometimes it is more about the latter. But this time it is as much about influence.

I don’t think that’s a bad thing. I also think that trying to predict and understand the thinking of the members who make the decision is difficult if not impossible.

That all said, congratulations to Obama. Nice way to end the week!

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