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Author Archive: Nicholas Kristof

Nicholas Kristof: Where the GOP gets it right

Republicans may seem like ultimate Scrooges. Many want to slash food stamps, unemployment benefits and just about any program that helps the needy. So they know nothing about poverty, right? Wrong. Actually, conservatives have been proved right about three big ideas of social policy. Liberals may grimace, but hear me out on these points: * […]

Nicholas Kristof: Her first, and last, book

Two years ago, Marina Keegan’s life brimmed with promise. She was graduating with high honors from Yale University, already a precocious writer about to take up a job at The New Yorker. She had a play that was about to be produced. She had sparked a national conversation about whether graduates should seek meaning or […]

Professors, we need you!

Some of the smartest thinkers on problems at home and around the world are university professors, but most of them just don’t matter in today’s great debates. The most stinging dismissal of a point is to say: “That’s academic.” In other words, to be a scholar is, often, to be irrelevant. One reason is the […]

Climate change is being neglected

Here’s a scary fact about America: We’re much more likely to believe that there are signs that aliens have visited Earth (77 percent) than that humans are causing climate change (44 percent). That comes to mind because a couple of weeks ago, I asked readers for suggestions of “neglected topics” that we in the news […]

In this rape case, the victim was 4

* Editor’s note: Nicholas Kristof was in Davis this week, lecturing at the Mondavi Center on Monday evening as part of the Campus Community Book Project, which chose his book, “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” as its selection this year. NAIROBI, Kenya — She’s a 4-year-old girl named Ida, fragile […]

Can we see our hypocrisy?

A new documentary, “The Act of Killing,” explores the human capacity for mass murder. It addresses the Indonesian fratricide of the mid-1960s, in which a million people may have been killed. The slaughter was monstrous, but it was also mystifying — which is the way it often is. I’ve interviewed war criminals in a half-dozen […]

Promote this free food miracle

MOPTI, Mali — Can you name a miracle food that is universally available, free and can save children’s lives and maybe even make them smarter? That’s not a trick question. There really is such a substance, now routinely squandered, that global health experts believe could save more than 800,000 lives annually. While you’re puzzling over […]

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