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The Peace prize, unlike the other Nobels (and the not-quite-Nobel), is awarded by the Norwegian parliament, not the Swedish Academy. So it's not likely to break with Norwegian foreign policy or antagonise regimes that Norway considers allies.

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sat Oct 16th, 2010 at 08:52:28 AM EST
And shouldn't that tarnish the halo around them just a little?
by danps (dan at pruningshears (dot) us) on Sat Oct 16th, 2010 at 10:36:02 AM EST
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Personally, I fail to take the peace Nobel and the economics not-quite-Nobel seriously at all. The physics, chemistry and medicine Nobels seem worthwhile, and I don't have any particular opinion of the literature Nobel.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sat Oct 16th, 2010 at 12:03:16 PM EST
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