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bassen BS: Carter's Nobel Peace Prize Speech (34) RE: BS: Carter's Nobel Peace Prize Speech 12 Dec 02

Here's my direct source Troll, an article where two individual members of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee criticize Berge, while one supports him:

alfred nobel

Sorry it's in Norwegian...

here is an English language article, with links to more. Curiously I could find no translation of Norwegian articles with references to the internal criticism in the Committee...keeping up appearances for the furriners??

The Nobel Committee has a tradition of never discussing the internal selection process. If you search among the articles you'll find the former leader of the committee is critical to the way members are recruited. Berge is in my mind a prize example of the heavy handed expolitician who should have been appointed to something less prestigious and profiled, like caretaker of the Oslo Curling Rink. On the other hand, the traditions of the Nobel Institute tend to reduce the damage that any individual member can cause. Some of the opinions I've heard here in Norway are more or less to the effect that Berge's comment lessened rather than enhanced the effect of awarding the prize to Carter. In Norwegian the expression is "han dreit på draget" -that is- "He sh*t on the wagon tongue".


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