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I don't think I had commented on the Peace prize yesterday, but my first reaction was in the same line as most people in my lists: TOO SOON.

[livejournal.com profile] metalana posted a link to Doug Saunder's contention that Obama deserves the Nobel Peace prize, based on how the prize has been awarded in the past, and on the overtures Obama has made, which impact Europe a lot more than America and are taken a lot more seriously there. I think he makes a good case.

Date: 2009-10-10 06:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] everynewmorning.livejournal.com
Perspective on the legitimacy and humanizing significance of the Nobel Peace Prize:



(Hint: not the hot one)

(it's hard to believe that one of these people actually sucks LESS than the other...)

Date: 2009-10-10 11:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frandroid.livejournal.com
Yeah, I know that. (Didn't notice the travelling hand immediately...)

But Saunders is taking the perspective of who gave the prize ("Europe"), often at the forefront of the effects of U.S. foreign policy more than the U.S. itself, whether it is dealing with Russia, the Palestine/Israel conflict, or Iran.

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