‘That choice is now his’

Glen Pearson considers Barack Obama’s Nobel Prize, Stephen Harper and Michael Ignatieff.


Tell Them, Game Called On Account of Nobel!

I have been trying to think of something to say about the Nobel thing, and can’t. It’s too weird. The only observation I can make is that the award probably makes more sense if you think of it as a way of thanking the U.S. for electing somebody the committee likes (at least at the moment). The Washington Post’s Ezra Klein compared it, on his Twitter feed, to the year Time magazine named “You” as the Person of the Year, and I think that is the closest comparison. But even then, it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.