Portrait of Alfred Nobel, by Gösta Florman (PD)
Here you won't find the pages of a pedantic journal, praises to fantastic places or accounts of memorable encounters. This is a collection of stories, thoughts, images, and most of all odd stuff, even though to someone else it might actually look ordinary. To discern its bizarre side, in fact, special filters are needed: cynicism, fussiness, stubbornness, isolation, impudence, nosiness and nerdiness. All flaws that, in different measure, this semi-nomadic being has got embedded in his genes.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
A better credibility
Aung Sang Suu Kyi, Nelson Mandela, Mother Theresa and many others have done something great and then won the Noble Peace Prize. Last year the Committee used a different method: as there probably wasn't any worthy candidate, they picked President Obama, the best bet they had, hoping that in the future he would do something to deserve it. The prize would definitely have a better credibility if in cases like this it were not awarded at all.
Labels: Aung San Suu Kyi, Mandela, Mother Theresa, Nobel Peace Prize, Obama
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