That belief was reinforced recently as I read No Enemies, No Hatred, the anthology of essays and poems by Liu Xiaobo, the Chinese dissident and 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner who wasn’t allowed to accept his award. Continue reading →
Last week saw a buzz around Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year old Pakistani who was shot by the Taliban for believing that everyone is entitled to an education. On the eve of the anniversary of that shooting, word got out that she’d been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. She even appeared on Jon Stewart’s Daily Show, where she gave this amazing interview.
In the end, she didn’t win the prize. The buzz died down. I hope and pray that it never dies away. Continue reading →