Friday, October 10, 2014
the Peace Prize
Yes, the Norwegians could not help themselves and had to introduce some nonsensical political correctness, emphasizing that they had picked a Hindu and Muslim to share the prize, as if religion, race, etc. is an important criterion, instead of actual accomplishments -- but these are, so far as I can tell, two really good and courageous people who indeed have real accomplishments -- even if it is mostly just standing up publicly against bad guys. So -- for a change -- good on the committee. And congratulations to Ms. Yousafzai and Mr. Satyarthi.
And who knows, maybe a joint prize really will help reduce Pakistani-Indian hostility at the margin. I hope so.