Despite All the Controversies, the Nobel Peace Prize Still Matters

Despite All the Controversies, the Nobel Peace Prize Still Matters
A Ukrainian flag with the words “May peace come to this piece of our beautiful world” is displayed on a screen in front of the Nobel Prize Museum, in Stockholm, Sweden, Oct. 6, 2022 (DPA photo by Steffen Trumpf via AP Images).

The Nobel Peace Prize committee’s flawed decisions over the years have contributed to list after list of “the worst Nobel laureates,” a phenomenon that even the prize committee itself has acknowledged. Despite all these unforced errors and shortcomings, however, the Nobel Peace Prize matters and should still be given.

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