War, Peace and Obama’s Nobel By Noam Chomsky

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By Noam Chomsky
In These Times
Nov. 5, 2009

The hopes and prospects for peace aren’t well aligned—not even close. The task is to bring them nearer. Presumably that was the intent of the Nobel Peace Prize committee in choosing President Barack Obama.

The prize “seemed a kind of prayer and encouragement by the Nobel committee for future endeavor and more consensual American leadership,” Steven Erlanger and Sheryl Gay Stolberg wrote in The New York Times.

The nature of the Bush-Obama transition bears directly on the likelihood that the prayers and encouragement might lead to progress.

The Nobel committee’s concerns were valid. They singled out Obama’s rhetoric on reducing nuclear weapons.


via War, Peace and Obama’s Nobel — In These Times


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3 thoughts on “War, Peace and Obama’s Nobel By Noam Chomsky

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  3. It’s not a coicidence that the Nobel prizes were founded by the inventor of dynamite!

    One needs to watch Obama’s actions, not his slick meaningless words.

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