I’d frankly never heard of Iranian human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi before hearing this morning that she’d won this year’s prize.

Daniel Drezner thinks she’s a big upgrade over last year’s choice, Jimmy Carter. Greg Bair thinks so too, although he shares my general disdain for many of the recent winners.

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