The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the European Union. See here. When news first leaked about this, I thought it was a spoof or some misdirection. So, now I know it is a reality, I’m unsure whether to laugh or cry or ponder. I think I’ll ponder; for example, what peace would there have been without NATO? Does responsibility for an economic crisis equate with responsibility for peace and stability? Please, someone out there, enlighten me.