Magazine November 2, 2009, Issue

The Week

(Roman Genn)

• Our advice to Obama: Take that Nobel Prize money in euros, not dollars.

• The news of President Obama’s Nobel wiped out the news of his failure to persuade the International Olympic Committee to pick Chicago as the site of the 2016 summer games. Lucky man: His Olympic push was unseemly, for three reasons. It is hackish for a president to plug his hometown (Obama is president of the United States, not Hyde Park alderman). The United States is a great nation, which has hosted many Olympic games; other countries — such as Brazil, the 2016 winner — need the

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