China tries to outflank this year's Nobel Peace Prize with its own Confucius Peace Prize. As I learned as a judge at Japan's Miss International beauty contest, rising Asian nations aren't always good at besting the West.
Since the 1989 Tiananmen massacre, the West has naively thought that economic prosperity would inevitably lead to democracy in China. The case of Liu Xiaobo, who just won the Nobel Peace Prize, shows it hasn't. Human rights are the prerequisite for the 'fraternity between nations.'
The Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded to three economists who examined how unemployment can remain high while jobs stand vacant.
The director of the Peace Research Institute Oslo tips Afghan women's rights crusader Sima Samar as his favorite for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, but there are 237 candidates.
Nobel Prize winner Robert Edwards is the British scientist who developed in-vitro fertilization, a controversial breakthrough that helped infertile couples but drew criticism from some religious groups.
Nobel Prizes honor men and women who've made the world a better place.
Nicholson Baker uses historical vignettes to suggest that there is no such thing as a ‘good war.’
Nicholson Baker uses historical vignettes to suggest that there is no such thing as a 'good war.'