Has the Nobel Peace Prize Lost its Relevance?

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Has the Nobel Peace Prize Lost Its Relevance?
Much of the world was stunned to learn that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 was awarded to President
Barack
Obama
. What will be outlined on the following pages are reasons why this decision by the Nobel officials in Oslo damaged the historic meaning of the Peace Prize and seemed to have presented it to a popular political icon, rather than someone with years of experience in preserving or otherwise advance the cause of peace world-wide. The subject of this essay is not to denigrate the popularity nor the future potential of President
Obama
but rather to focus on the original premise for which the prize was created- years-long dedication to a peaceful world.
Perhaps because of this year’s...
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