Kudos to the Nobel committee for giving the Peace Prize to jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo. Frankly, I’d never heard of this guy until this week, but it seems like a worthy choice. The biggest testament to the virtue of this prize is that very few people in China will hear about it, given that Liu’s name is blocked in Chinese internet searches. I don’t know if sticking it to the Butchers of Beijing is always good foreign policy, but it always makes me happy.
And certainly anyone sitting in a Chinese jail cell is more worthy of this than the foolish choice the Norwegians made last year.