…as opposed to the many other criteria unrelated to peace that were used in the past.  Liu Xiaobo is in prison for "subversion" for trying to free the people of China from the Communists, and this is a well-deserved honor, if rather late in coming.

And why is Liu Xiaobo being given an award also given to Yassar Arafat, Al Gore and Barack Obama?  Why this very uneven standard of the pursuit of peace?  Claudia Rosett has some thoughts.

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