Saturday, December 10, 2011

Nobel Day

Fredrik S. Heffermehl: The Nobel Peace Prize: What Nobel Really WantedToday is Nobel Day, and the Nobel Peace Prize is handed over to the Nobel Peace Laureates here in Oslo. In Stockholm there are ceremonies and festivities for the other prizes – including the economics memorial prize.

The Nobel Peace Laureates have been many, including the bête noire of this weblog.

This blogger brings to your attention a book by Fredrik S. Heffermehl; The Nobel Peace Prize: What Nobel Really Wanted. The book has a website as well.

On this year's three Nobel Peace Laureates Mr. Heffermehl says:

I am happy to congratulate the three champions of women´s rights and non-violence, and the recognition of women´s essential role in the struggle for peace. It could easily have been related to Alfred Nobel´s vision of peace, but the reasons given by the committee show that Norwegian politicians adamantly keep insisting on keeping Nobel´s peace vision an invisible secret. Global cooperation on global disarmament was what Alfred Nobel intended to support with his prize for ‘the champions of peace,’ not human rights, humanitarian aid, environment.

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