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Jay Nordlinger
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Jay Nordlinger is a senior editor of National Review. He is also the music critic of The New Criterion and City Arts (New York). His new book is Peace, They Say: A History of the Nobel Peace Prize, the Most Famous and Controversial Prize in the World (Encounter).

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The Fascinating History Of The Nobel Peace Prize

6 Comments | Posted March 30, 2012 | 2:30 PM

Alfred Nobel wrote an unusual will in 1895, setting up five prizes: in physics, chemistry, "physiology or medicine," literature, and peace. There was no economics prize: That was added by the Central Bank of Sweden in 1968.

Nobel's will made news around the world, because, in those days, few people...

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