Date: 2002 10 18 1731 EDT
Re: Nobel Prizes
Last Friday (Oct 11 2002), TUNKU VARADARAJAN wrote an editorial in the WALL STREET JOURNAL calling for a Nobel Prize in Evil. At first glance it is an almost light-hearted rant against the ever-surprising Nobel Peace Prize committee, and the prize itself. However, it quickly becomes a compelling and serious opinion on the value of "peace" prizes altogether.
Creating a true committee for an anti-peace prize, with international recognition and clout, would of course be incredibly difficult to do. However, it immediately occurred to me that one of the most respected and renowned organizations might have the brains, the slightly offbeat sense of humor, the means, and especially the *guts* to create and back such a disparaging prize.
Brian Micklethwait http://www.samizdata.net/blog/archives/002247.html#002247
Glenn Reynolds http://www.instapundit.com/archives/week_2002_05_05.php
William Quick http://www.dailypundit.com/archives/005401.php