Monday, October 12, 2009

Zinn: War And Peace Prizes

By Zinn, Howard, ZNet, Oct 11, 2009

Howard Zinn’s ZSpace Page

I was dismayed when I heard Barack Obama was given the Nobel peace prize. A shock, really, to think that a president carrying on two wars would be given a peace prize. Until I recalled that Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Henry Kissinger had all received Nobel peace prizes. The Nobel committee is famous for its superficial estimates, won over by rhetoric and by empty gestures, and ignoring blatant violations of world peace.

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