No Prize for Norwegians
Should there be a Nobel prize for leadership? There are abundant awards for business leaders and Nobel prizes for exceptional knowledge leaders in the sciences and economics. The Nobel Peace prize should be given to someone who has led people to peace, but by selecting Barack Obama, the Norwegian committee has not done this.
Although Obama has sparked hope throughout the world for \understanding and collaboration among nations, he is currently leading a war in Afghanistan and his visionary agenda is provoking political conflict at home. If the Norwegians meant to bolster his ability to change the world for the better, I doubt they have succeeded. The prize has not endeared Obama to his enemies and has worried many of his supporters that he will be ridiculed as not having done enough.
Let us hope that someday Obama will have truly merited his prize. However, right now I would not give the Norwegians an award for prize giving.
Posted by: thinker123 | October 17, 2009 12:24 PM
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