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.

Portrait of Alfred Nobel, by Gösta Florman (PD)

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