[Marxism] Unintended benefit department

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sat Dec 20 09:04:03 MST 2008

>It might be worthwhile sometime to post
>Jacob Weisberg's article,
>  "Pop Goes Elie Wiesel," New Republic, November 10, 1986,
>in which Weisberg documented how Wiesel and then
>Boston University president John Silber, actively campaigned
>to get Wiesel the Nobel Peace Prize.  Apparently, Silber
>started out the intention of getting Wiesel the Nobel Prize
>in Literature, then, when he discovered that Wiesel's literary
>work was not considered to be worthy of that prize, he
>turned his attention to getting him the Nobel Peace Prize


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