Nobel Peace Prize Committee Considered Mussolini And Stalin, But Not Trump

Nobel Peace Prize Committee Considered Mussolini And Stalin, But Not Trump


Writer and Nobel Prize winner Thomas Mann once said “a harmful truth is better than a useful lie.” So in that spirit, perhaps we should thank former Nobel Committee member Geir Lundestad for conceding in December of last year that “Obama did not do much before winning [the Peace Prize], but he represented the ideals of the committee. And when we have an American president who supports that message, we like to strengthen him.”

In the same interview he also prophesied, “I would be extremely surprised if Donald Trump ever received the Nobel Peace Prize. He may say he wants to bring peace to the Middle East or the Korean Peninsula, but he has not accomplished anything,” adding, “And his policies do not fall into line with the ideas of liberal internationalism.”

Now that President Trump has rattled off three noteworthy international peace accords in short order—Israel-United Arab Emirates, Israel-Bahrain, and Serbia-Kosovo—the premise of Lundestad’s statement is suddenly and

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