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Given this history, awarding the Peace Prize to the E.U. because it has “for over six decades contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe,” as the Committee said, makes perfect sense, though it conveniently ignores the role of American money and military power in achieving those boons. The E.U was created out of the same mistaken notion that national loyalties and interests had caused all the misery and wars of the previous century. By more closely joining European nations, especially France and Germany, with a common currency, common laws, an E.U. court and parliament, and closer economic integration, these selfish interests and nationalist loyalties could be diminished and their malign effects minimized. http://frontpagemag.com/2012/bruce-thornton/the-nobel-committee-and-its-orwellian-peace-prize/?utm_source=FrontPage+Magazine&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=1fd927aa58-Mailchimp_FrontPageMag
The Man Behind the Nobel Prize
Indeed, a woman in Athens, asked by a reporter what she thought of the prize, replied: “Is this a joke?” The head of Britain’s anti-EU party, the UKIP, commented: “This goes to show that the Norwegians really do have a sense of humor.” And Le Monde quoted French politician Jean-Louis Bourlanges: “it’s not Europe that made the peace, but the peace that made Europe” – that peace being the Pax Americana. In Norway, politicians and journalists have called the selection “ridiculous,” “an ego trip,” “a mockery of Alfred Nobel,” and have suggested either eliminating the Peace Prize entirely or passing the baton to the Swedish Nobel Committee.