This week the European Union won the Nobel Peace Prize. The prize committee startled the world with this selection, breaking with tradition by honoring an institution rather than an individual. Reactions, understandably, have been mixed, both in Europe and around the world. European bureaucrats are overjoyed that other European bureaucrats have given them this stamp of approval. Many people look at this self-congratulatory exercise with a bit more cynicism. I can only imagine how “Condescending Wonka” would react.