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Thread #100487 Message #2016111
Posted By: GUEST,Ian cookieless
04-Apr-07 - 10:03 AM
Thread Name: Pete Seeger: Nobel Peace -Updated-deadline Feb1!
Subject: RE: Pete Seeger: Nomination for Nobel Peace
I'm not entirely sure about the value of prizes in general, myself, except that in troubled times a prize like this can give publicity and prominence - and perhaps even some degree of safety - to an individual fighting for a cause. Certainly the Noble Peace Prize has had this intended use in the past. As for recognition for good influence on and support for others, support for peace and positive change in the world, this is long overdue in Pete Seeger's case, as anyone who knows the history of this fine human being will know. I hope he gets it.