Today is not April the first; but the European Union has indeed won the Nobel Peace Prize.

It is a bizarre decision given what is going on in Europe right now. Watching the reaction of the Greek crowd to Angela Merkel on her visit there this week, it was hard not to worry that the European project was now a threat to peace and stability on the continent.

To be sure, France and Germany have not gone to war again since 1945. But to chalk that up solely to the European Union is a profound misreading of history.

I suspect that the decision to award the prize to the European Union was a product of the desire of the Norwegian elite to rebuke the people there for not wanting to join the European Union. They are raging against the dying of the light.

Tags: Angela Merkel, European Union, France, Germany, Greece, Nobel, Norway