Nicholas Kristof

10/30/2014 - 2:28pm

    The best escalator to opportunity in America is education. But a new study underscores that the escalator is broken.

    We expect each generation to do better, but, currently, more young American men have less education (29 percent) than their...

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...

07/31/2014 - 8:40pm

    Travel season is here, when so many Americans decamp to Cape Cod or the Jersey Shore. All of which is wonderful, and someday I plan to do a 10-part series on the world's best beaches.

    But travel can also be an education, a step toward empathy and international...

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