Nobel Prize Archives - Ethics & Public Policy Center

Robert A. Mundell: A Renewed Appreciation

Even the closest friends of the late Nobel laureate Robert Mundell struggled to convey exactly why Mundell was regarded as a great economist, even by those who have disagreed with him.

Nobel Talk

If President Donald Trump’s incendiary threats have actually frightened the “dear, respected comrade” Kim Jong-un to lay down his nuclear arsenal, he will deserve the Nobel Peace Prize his fans are demanding. But the suits in Oslo might want to hold off before awarding another premature Peace Prize to an American leader.

Bob Dylan’s Biblical Imagination

Most of the conversation that followed Bob Dylan winning the Nobel Prize in Literature missed perhaps the most important window into the work of the great poet: that his poetry is deeply, profoundly shaped by the Bible.

America’s Next ‘Minister of Culture’: Don’t Politicize the Appointment

The retiring Librarian of Congress, James H. Billington, leaves a challenging and impressive legacy on which his successor, who will be nominated by the president and must be confirmed by the Senate, ought to build.