For Immediate Release
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167
* Haiti Elections * Nobel Peace Prize Corrupted?
Policy analyst with the Center for Economic and Policy Research, Main is just back from Haiti. See the Center's blog on Haiti
The Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded on Friday. Author of the new book The Nobel Peace Prize: What Nobel Really Wanted, Heffermehl argues that the Nobel committee has violated the terms of Alfred Nobel's will, which established the prize. He states that for decades, the parties in the Norwegian parliament have misused the Nobel committee seats to reward party veterans lacking insight in the peace ideas that Nobel wished to support. Heffermehl writes that over half of the awards since 1946 have not conformed with the intention of Nobel, who wished to change the international system in order to end wars and armaments.
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