Does Chomsky really desrve this award? And doesn't this act cement the fact that the Prize Committee is a joke, along with this award.
-Leftist guru Noam Chomsky has been awarded the Sydney Peace Prize.
This is yet more proof that we live in an age in which “peace prizes” are worth less than the prizes kids find at the bottom of Cracker Jack boxes.
Look at the case of President Barack Obama. A few months after he was inaugurated, Obama, who is now presiding over three wars on two continents, received a Nobel Peace Prize. His most significant accomplishment when nominations for the prize closed on Feb. 1, 2009, just 12 days into his term of office, had been to throw a Super Bowl party.
The Godfather of Terror, Yasser Arafat, received a Nobel Peace Prize in 1994. Serial liar Rigoberta Menchu, a Communist agent who worked for the same terrorists who later killed members of her own family, somehow hornswoggled her way into one in 1992.-
http://frontpagemag.com/2011/06/13/are- … ingless-1/
I bet the Left is jumping for joy at this one.
Sorry, my mistake. Wasn't the Nobel... but still. I was reading this and had nobel on the brain because of the numorous refrences to it. So no biggie. But the question still stands. Is the Nobel, or any other peace prize, anything more than a joke in this day.
Without looking into it I would assume Chomsky got it because his academic work on language showed how people are essentially the same all over the world. In which case I totally see why he would get it.
p.s. I know Chomsky's work in the area if linguistics and have no idea whatsoever of his nationality or politics.
They do not really name why they gave it to him, the committee that is, but I find it hard to apply his linguistics work to that prize. But you never know these days.
Chomsky is one of the world's leading linguists - at the point where linguistics and philosophy meet. His work is important because it deals with the analysis of information texts - if you don't like what he does you should be criticising the American people who have been exposed as lying to the American people, cheating the people, etc., that these are predominantly, but not exclusively, far right wing is just how it is.
by neonline698 years ago
What do you think are the reasons for which the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Barack Obama?Barack Obama is the fourth President to win the Nobel Peace Prize behind Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Jimmy...
by Castlepaloma6 years ago
The greatest threat to mankind is Nuclear war and the lack of protection for our natural environment.I'm happier to see Al Core get a Nobel peace prize, than to watch Obama get one for raising the war budget to the...
by egiv8 years ago
I can't wait to read about how big of a joke the (Norwegian) Nobel Prize selecting committee is and that since nazi Germany loved Hitler and so many love Obama, it logically makes Obama Hitler.Can you people be proud...
by Evan G Rogers7 years ago
Hey there,Just wanted to remind everyone of why 9/11 happened. The CIA calls it "blowback" - when a country's military operation leads to further hatred of that country by the victims.I would also like to...
by Brenda Durham7 years ago
Led by an overwhelming majority of American citizens, with predominantly New Yorkers on the front lines, picketers in front of the White House succeeded in making Mr. Obama vow to return his erroneously-gotten...
by Deforest4 years ago
The EU? IS IT A JOKE?
Copyright © 2017 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.