May 21, 2018
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Obama and the Nobel — embarrassment or source of pride?

President Barack Obama’s winning the Nobel Peace Prize had even his supporters scratching their heads, wondering what to make of it, given his short tenure in office. Was the award a way for European powers to poke a stick in the eye of the Bush administration and American conservatives in general? Was it a considered judgment to reward the president’s overtures toward diplomacy over pre-emptive war? Is the prize a

political liability? Or should Americans be proud that their president has been endorsed in this way?

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