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Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 11:28 am

Suppose that Elie Wiesel had run for office, and been elected. Instead of providing a revered moral voice for human rights and Jewish rights, the Nobel Peace Prize winner would have wielded actual power and would have been considered directly answerable for any problems that developed under his watch — even if he might not have been singularly responsible for those results. Indeed, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum might even have taken away the Elie Wiesel Award it bestowed on him.

That’s what actually happened last week to Burmese civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, another Nobel Peace Prize winner and the second recipient of the museum’s celebrated Elie Wiesel Award. The museum gave the award to Suu Kyi in 2012, in recognition of her activities in opposition to hate and genocide and her work to advance the cause of human dignity.

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