A Ukrainian refugee girl carries her smaller sibling after arriving at the train station in the Hungarian border town of Zahony, part of a wave of Ukrainians fleeing to neighboring countries. Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Trading Gold For Food: What Is Peace Worth?

In a surreal spectacle that juxtaposed the best and worst of abstruse humanity - its big beating heart, its enduring injustices - an international audience of 1%ers haggled for a while before one bought the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize of independent Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov for a record-shattering $103.5 million, which will go to help Ukrainian refugee children. Muratov chose to auction off his gold Nobel medal as "an act of solidarity" and the start of a "flashmob" - "Everyone should give away something dear to them" - to give kids who have lost their past "a chance for a future."


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