JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: ON A NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE GOING TO A WRITER NAMED PETER HANDKE – JUST NOT WHAT YOU WOULD EXPECT FROM THE POLITICALLY-CORRECT PEOPLE WHO ADMINISTER THE NOBEL PRIZES   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN CHECKPOINT ASIA

 

“Bombing of Serbia Disgusts Me”: Once Hounded Because of Serbs and Justice, Now the Nobel Winner

Nobel literature prize winner for 2019 is a man hounded for decades for his outspoken opposition to Empire’s 1990s onslaught in ex-Yugoslavia

 

https://www.checkpointasia.net/bombing-of-serbia-disgusts-me-once-hounded-because-of-serbs-and-justice-now-the-nobel-winner/

 

I know very little about Peter Handke, but, if the summary offered here is accurate, I am surprised that the Nobel Committee showed any courage or principles in awarding him a prize.

The Nobels – and not just the now shameful Peace Prize – have demonstrated a remarkable lack of courage and independent thought for many years.

Political correctness and American imperial values have held a great deal of sway in an organization which should have completely different values.

After all, when we talk about our best artists and creative forces, we are always necessarily talking about people who make people like those trying to rule the planet from Washington uncomfortable.

I note the announcement too of the Peace Prize this morning to a perfectly decent but somewhat obscure figure when we have so many more known and influential candidates.

Heroic figures for the human condition like Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning, people who have literally put their lives on the line for human freedom and decency.

On the same topic, this might be of interest:

https://www.rt.com/op-ed/470662-peter-handke-nobel-controversy/

 

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