New York Times columnist, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, co-author Half the Sky & A Path Appears, http://www.facebook.com/kristof

Step One to Fighting Ebola? Start with Corruption

kristof.blogs.nytimes.com — The story of the current Ebola pandemic appears still in its opening chapter. Will the virus be contained, or will it spread its horror across Africa and beyond? The question is being raised around many family tables, including ours, particularly as my wife and I and our three small children, New Yorkers, live in Rwanda where I work in public health and she operates a job training program and a gourmet restaurant.

Why We Stayed - NYTimes.com

kristof.blogs.nytimes.com — "I stayed because I didn't think anyone would believe a terminally ill person could abuse," a woman wrote to me. "Although he was losing weight he was still strong. He could overpower me and throw things. But he needed me." A woman we'll call "Sharon" chose to stay in a violent marriage.

Japanese Cult Leaders Sought in Huge Police Manhunt

nytimes.com — About 30,000 police officers conducted searches and set up roadblocks around Japan today in a hunt for leaders of the Aum Shinrikyo sect, and the authorities arrested two sect followers who were previously active in the Japanese underworld.

When Whites Just Don’t Get It, Part 3

nytimes.com — SOME white Americans may be surprised to hear Archbishop Desmond Tutu describe Bryan Stevenson, an African-American lawyer fighting for racial justice, as "America's young Nelson Mandela." Huh? Why do we need a Mandela over here? We've made so much progress on race over 50 years! And who is this guy Stevenson, anyway?

China, the World's Capital

nytimes.com — KAIFENG, China As this millennium dawns, New York City is the most important city in the world, the unofficial capital of planet Earth. But before we New Yorkers become too full of ourselves, it might be worthwhile to glance at dilapidated Kaifeng in central China.

What the Islamic State could teach the West

seattletimes.com — Originally published Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 4:03 PM As we fight the Islamic State and other extremists, there's something that President Obama and all of us can learn from them. For, in one sense, the terrorists are fighting smarter than we are.

The best antidote to extremism? A girl with a book

smh.com.au — When she was 15, Malala Yousafzai was shot by the Taliban because she had campaigned for education for girls. Photo: Reuters As we fight the Islamic State and other extremists, there's something President Barack Obama and all of us can learn from them.

China Police Have Gang Link In Hong Kong, Official Says

nytimes.com — China's top law enforcement official said today that the police maintained links with Mafia-style gangs based in Hong Kong and once even used them to help protect a Chinese leader traveling abroad. The statement was a startling admission of China's cooperation with the gangs, known as Triads, which engage in extortion, prostitution, bank robbery, smuggling, drug trafficking and murder.

The best antidote to extremism? A girl with a book

smh.com.au — As we fight the Islamic State and other extremists, there's something President Barack Obama and all of us can learn from them. For, in one sense, the terrorists are fighting smarter than we are.These extremists use arms to fight their battles in the short term, but, to hold ground in the long run, they also fight Western education and women's empowerment.

What ISIS Could Teach the West

nytimes.com — As we fight the Islamic State and other extremists, there's something that President Obama and all of us can learn from them. For, in one sense, the terrorists are fighting smarter than we are. These extremists use arms to fight their battles in the short term, but, to hold ground in the long run, they also combat Western education and women's empowerment.
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Oct 21, 2014

RT @Laurie_Garrett: Blowback: #Rwanda - all travelers frm USA must undergo special #Ebola checks and be monitored for 21 days. Tif 4 tat? usatoday.com/story/news/wor…

Oct 21, 2014

.@libbybrittain Readers crave the personal and unfiltered. Which is interesting, since news organizations depersonalize and filter.

Oct 21, 2014

Interesting discussion among readers of what they want from journalists on Facebook facebook.com/kristof

Oct 20, 2014

@wcvbkelleyt Kelley, you did a wonderful job! Great to meet you. Keep up the great work!

Oct 20, 2014

RT @OxfordNA: @BlavatnikSchool 's Paul Collier reviews @NickKristof 's "A Path Appears," calling it a "dangerous book." ow.ly/D26RU

Oct 20, 2014

RT @APathAppears: How can child poverty be reduced in #UK? Pay the best teachers to work in most challenging schools is one solution. bbc.in/1wjLTEo

Oct 20, 2014

@KalsangPhuntsok It was from Ben Kiernan's magisterial history of genocide.

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