Princeton University Philosopher Cornel West brings such an infectious optimism to his social analysis that it is difficult to avoid discovering a sense of hopefulness in even the most mediocre of news. Awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to an American president managing two active wars and commanding a military force spread throughout the globe seemed to offer little opportunity for a progressive spin. Yet, West quickly discovered a potentially positive edge. "It's gonna be hard," he offered during a lecture at a public library in Los Angeles, "to be a war president with a peace prize. Gonna be difficult. Very, very difficult." The award it seemed could be a "pre-emptive strike for peace."
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