Nicholas Kristof

08/19/2014 - 12:49am

    In an age of villainy, war and inequality, it makes sense that we need superheroes. And after trying Superman, Batman and Spider-Man, we may have found the best superheroes yet: Nuns.

    "I may not believe in God, but I do believe in nuns," writes Jo Piazza, in her forthcoming book, "If Nuns Ruled the...

08/14/2014 - 6:41pm

    What use could the humanities be in a digital age?

    University students focusing on the humanities may end up, at least in their parents' nightmares, as dog-walkers for those majoring in computer science. But, for me, the humanities are not only relevant but also...

08/10/2014 - 7:39pm

    One delusion common among America's successful people is that they triumphed just because of hard work and intelligence.

    In fact, their big break came when they were conceived in middle-class American families who loved them, read them stories, and nurtured them...

08/10/2014 - 7:24pm

    On July 23, Dr. Kent Brantly woke up with a fever. He immediately quarantined himself, and three days later a test confirmed his nightmare. He had the Ebola virus.

    Brantly, 33, emailed a friend and said that he was "terrified," for he knew better than anyone...

08/07/2014 - 3:10pm

    If we had the same auto fatality rate today that we had in 1921, by my calculations we would have 715,000 Americans dying annually in vehicle accidents.

    Instead, we've reduced the fatality rate by more than 95 percent - not by confiscating cars, but by regulating...

08/07/2014 - 2:44pm

    Escaping a grim world of war abroad and inequality at home, I fled with my teenage daughter here to the mountains of Oregon to hike the Pacific Crest Trail and commune with more humane creatures. Like bears and cougars.

    The wilderness is healing, a therapy for the...

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