Shortcomings of the Nobel Peace Prize

Whereas other Nobel awards generally arrive years or decades after the relevant achievements, over which time the long-term effects and benefits have been closely examined, the time-lag for the Peace Prize is rarely more than a few years and often much less.  Furthermore, discernment processes for the other awards are overseen by experts in the relevant fields whilst an argument could be made for that of the Peace Prize being led by dilettantes and interested but not necessarily qualified observers.

As such, it could be said that the biases of these selection committee members are influenced by narrow consideration of events and conflicts currently in the headlines, with little guarantee that recipients may not then visit schools and come across as a chanting football thug, or reveal themselves to be one-eyed bigots.

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