The Corner

The one and only.

Gore and the Czechs


It seems the logic of the Nobel committee’s choice is not self-evident, even to some Europeans:

Czech President Vaclav Klaus, a rare vocal global- warming sceptic among heads of state, is “somewhat surprised” that former US vice president Al Gore received the Nobel Peace Prize, the president’s spokesman Petr Hajek said in a statement.

“The relationship between his activities and world peace is unclear and indistinct,” the statement said. “It rather seems that Gore’s doubting of basic cornerstones of the current civilization does not contribute to peace.”


Sign up for free NR e-mails today:

Subscribe to National Review