When 740 Million people and/or an entire continent receive the Nobel Prize, I think we can safely say the award is meaningless. Historians of the future will look at this and snicker playfully when explaining just how ridiculous and premature all these calls of "peace" are fated to be. The Nobel prize commission (or whatever it is) has been extremely successful in attaching itself to the latest fashions, as a cursory examination of recent winners has demonstrated the commissions remarkable ability to award a zenith prior to a precipitous fall.
Next up, the entire planet will receive the prize, and I eagerly await my award of .00014 Euros, which is probably the cost in ink of saying "NOBEL PEACE PRIZE LAUREATE" upon my resume.
full article here.
PARIS — The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded its 2012 peace prize on Friday to the 27-nation European Union, lauding its role over six decades in building peace and reconciliation among enemies who fought Europe’s bloodiest wars, even as the Continent wrestles with economic strife that threatens its cohesion and future.