Thursday, October 10, 2019

He "won the Nobel for his ‘great artistry.’ Critics say he’s an apologist for genocide"


The links had long been a problem in receiving other prizes, too. In 2006, he was nominated for Dusseldorf’s Heinrich Heine Prize, but the award was withdrawn after members of the city council objected. When he won the International Ibsen Award in 2014, one academic compared it to awarding Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels the “Immanuel Kant Prize.”
Experts have also taken issue with the other prize awarded: