Thursday, January 16, 2003

Walter Mead

Sometimes quality shines through. Following is a press release from the Council on Foreign Relations:

Walter Russell Mead has won the Lionel Gelber Prize for outstanding writing on international affairs for his book "Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How It Changed the World" (Knopf, 2001). The book examines American foreign policy over the past two centuries.

The winner was announced today by Patricia S. Rubin, Chair of the Lionel Gelber Prize Board, in partnership with Janice Gross Stein, Director of the Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto, and Moisés Naím, Editor of Foreign Policy magazine in Washington. The Economist has called the Lionel Gelber Prize, which has a cash value of $30,000 Canadian, "the world's most important award for non-fiction."

It really is a great book.