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Political satire: EU wins Nobel Peace Prize

Friday, 12 October, 2012

“Political satire became obsolete when Henry Kissinger was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.” Tom Lehrer

That was 1973. Today, the Nobel prize committee went one better and gave what some call “its most prestigious prize” to the European Union. Less than pleased is Constantin Gurdgiev, who says that the EU worked its way towards the prize “1) by appeasing USSR for decades, 2) by watching idly as Balkans went in flames, 3) by destroying peripheral economies, 4) by brilliantly engaging with dictators across the world…”

Today will go down in history as the day when the Nobel Peace Prize finally jumped the shark.


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