Nicholas Kristof

04/30/2015 - 8:52pm

    I am afraid you're eligible to read this column only if you can answer this question faced by eighth graders around the world:

    What is the sum of the three consecutive whole numbers with 2n as the middle number?

04/30/2015 - 8:11pm

    For the last dozen years, waves of idealistic Americans have campaigned to reform and improve K-12 education.

    Armies of college graduates joined Teach for America. Zillionaires invested in...

04/30/2015 - 8:00pm

    I'm walking in a minefield here in rural Angola, tailing a monster rat.

    This is a Gambian pouched rat, a breed almost 3 feet from nose to tail, the kind of rat that gives cats nightmares. Yet...

04/30/2015 - 7:59pm

    "We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom."

    That epigram from E.O. Wilson captures the dilemma of our era. Yet the solution of some folks is to disdain wisdom.

04/16/2015 - 5:59pm

    Last fall, President Barack Obama slapped back at critics by citing what he called a foreign-policy success: Yemen.

    Oops. Yemen is now collapsing into civil war, with gains, so far, for both al-...

04/16/2015 - 5:21pm

    The United States is the most powerful colossus in the history of the world: Our nuclear warheads could wipe out the globe, our enemies tweet on iPhones, and kids worldwide bop to Beyoncé.


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