Now this, from James Fallows via Matt Yglesias, is rich:
But the great majority stand up very well. Desmond Tutu, and then Mandela and deKlerk. Albert Schweitzer. George C. Marshall. Lech Walesa, Willy Brandt, and Mikhail Gorbachev. The Dalai Lama and Aung San Suu Kyi.
In the course of rattling off the “good” Nobel winners, Fallows cites not one but two useful-idiot apologists for anti-Israel and/or anti-American terrorism (Tutu and Mandela). And these are the ones that are supposed to “stand up very well!”
Yglesias goes on to descend into self-parody by defending Arafat — as if it somehow wasn’t obvious in 1994 that Arafat was a mass murderer who hadn’t earned the benefit of the doubt.
(P.S. As a commenter points out, I owe an apology to the Swedes. The other Nobel Prizes are awarded in Stockholm, but the Peace Prize is awarded by the Norwegians.)