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  1. #1 Americans Win/Share All But One Nobel Prize This Year 
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    Good Nobel year for the U.S.

    Foreign Policy magazine
    Mon, 10/12/2009 - 11:05am

    If Nobel prizes are any indication of a country's relative academic strength, the U.S. doesn't have much to worry about. With Elinor Ostrom and Oliver Williamson winning the economics Nobel today (or the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel if you're not into the whole brevity thing) Americans have won or partially won all the prizes this year with the exception of literature.

    The literature prize has earned something of a reputation for anti-Americanism recently with only one U.S. author (Toni Morrison) winning in the last 20 years despite a number of perennial contenders like Phillip Roth and Joyce Carol Oates.

    Should have won all but two, but let's keep from filling this thread with more debate over that.
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    They are a sign of how socialist we have become.
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    It's the rubber stanp of european approval for our changed ways under Barry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AHeneen View Post
    Good Nobel year for the U.S.

    Foreign Policy magazine
    Mon, 10/12/2009 - 11:05am

    If Nobel prizes are any indication of a country's relative academic strength, the U.S. doesn't have much to worry about.
    That's kind of a leap, since most of the prizes are given for work that is years - or decades - old.
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    I'm surprised that Joyce Carol Oates hasn't won a nobel for literature yet. I haven't read all of her books (she's written a lot of books), but all the ones that I have read have been excellent. She is good at portraying human relationships.
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    That's kind of a leap, since most of the prizes are given for work that is years - or decades - old.
    Except for Obongo.
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