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This is a wonderful article about a man who deserved the Nobel Prize so much more than the winner !
Here's a conspiracy theory for you BD:
Since Leonard's death, and the almost simultaneous but unrelated response to the election results, I have been wondering: you know how incompetent the current leaders of the western world have been? How poorly they read the feelings of the average citizen prior to the election? Well . . . do you think maybe they were beginning to sense the unease that the white middle class was having about their leadership? Do you think maybe Dylan was given this big award because ...well, because they thought that we the people (deplorables) needed to be tossed a bone from their table ? Surely, the Swedes must have known that Cohen was so much better !! Dylan had a much larger public presence --more well known therefore a bigger salve on more troubled hearts. A bigger bank for the Nobel Prize buck if you will !