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“The committee awarded this prize to Obama because of his efforts to enhance international diplomacy, but especially because of his vision to have a nuclear free world and his efforts to achieve this. In so doing, the Oslo committee has endorsed nuclear disarmament and probably moved us substantially towards that goal . . . Real nuclear arms control negotiations are finally happening because of Obama’s initiative, with the US playing a salient role.” – Greg Laden of Science as Culture, Culture as Science on  President Obama and the Nobel Peace Prize

(In the last decades of his life, Albert Schweitzer — who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952 — was an ardent advocate for nuclear abolition. For more on Schweitzer and nuclear weapons, click here and here.)