Friday, October 10, 2008

Peace, Peace, Where There Is No Peace

We have always had our doubts about the Nobel prize, since it is administered by Swedes.  Oh, they seem nice enough, until your people have been colonized by them for a few hundred years.  Then you see them for the arrogant, excessively tall creatures that they are -- like the French, but better-looking.  And you understand the Nobel committee's comically snotty disdain for American literature.

But here's a Nobel we can get behind:  Martti Ahtisaari, a former Finnish president, just won the Peace Prize for his years of diplomatic work in some of the messiest regions of the world (Indonesia, Kosovo, Ireland and the UN).

Of course, the Peace Prize is administered by Norwegians.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh, my! This is grand!