October 13, 2012

DON'T THEY HAVE RULES AGAINST POSTHUMOUS AWARDS?:

Nobel Committee Gives Peace Prize to European Union (ALAN COWELL and NICHOLAS KULISH, 10/12/12, NY Times)

By naming the European Union the recipient of the 2012 peace prize on Friday, the Norwegian Nobel Committee made an unconventional choice that celebrated the bloc's postwar integration even as a financial crisis and political infighting threaten to tear it apart.

Members of the Nobel committee lauded six decades of reconciliation among enemies who fought Europe's bloodiest wars while simultaneously warning against the hazards of the present. The decision sounded at times like a plea to support the endangered institution at a difficult hour.

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