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Oslo Journal, Part I

Editor’s Note: The Oslo Freedom Forum, an annual human-rights conference, took place last week, in the Norwegian capital. We begin Jay Nordlinger’s journal today.
I have a strange thought in the airport men’s room. No, it won’t …

Nobel Nuggets, Part V

Friends, welcome to this final serving of nuggets — this last installment of jottings on the Nobel Peace Prize. Here are links to the previous installments: I, II, III, and IV.
What do you make of Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa, the 1984…

Nobel Nuggets, Part IV

Welcome to the fourth installment of these “Nobel Nuggets” — gleanings from the history of the Nobel Peace Prize (about which I have written a book). For Parts I to III, go here, here, and here.
Just get back into it? Okay .&nbsp…

Nobel Nuggets, Part III

This week, I have been doling out nuggets about the Nobel Peace Prize — subject of a book I now have on the market. For Parts I and II, go here and here.
Thought I’d begin today by telling you a little something about Nicholas Murray Butler…

Nobel Nuggets, Part II

We’re talking — or I’m talking — about the Nobel Peace Prize, a very rich subject. For Part I of this series, go here. Just wade back in?
The first Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in 1901. It was split — “divided,&rdqu…

Nobel Nuggets, Part I

Friends, I’ve been talking about the Nobel Peace Prize, before various audiences. The reason: I have a new book on the subject: Peace, They Say: A History of the Nobel Peace Prize, the Most Famous and Controversial Prize in the World.
In Imprompt…

Reid’s ‘hottest member,’ &c.

I was intrigued by a news item yesterday, concerning Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.). You remember what Harry Reid said about her at a fundraiser in the last election cycle, don’t you? “We in the Senate refer to Senator Gillibrand as the…

Michelle’s proclamation, &c.

Said Michelle Obama, “This president has brought us out of the dark and into the light.” Whoa. I’m all for being enthusiastic about your candidate. I’m even more for being enthusiastic about your spouse.
But if a Republican firs…