Ed Driscoll

When Did The Nobel Peace Prize Go Off The Tracks?

At the beginning of the Steven Hayward article we linked to a couple of posts back, he wrote:

It used to be that the [Nobel] award went to people of genuine humanitarian or diplomatic accomplishment, like Mother Teresa, Albert Schweitzer or Doctors Without Borders.

As further proof of the immutability of Conquest’s Second Law, Scott Johnson of Power Line explores some of the more dubious milestones along the Nobel Prize’s paths of glory.

Scott asks, “How about some recognition for the scientists of Laputa discovered by Gulliver in the course of his travels?” Laputa’s good deeds were significantly punished in 1963, as fans of Dr. Strangelove will recall.