Nicholas Kristof

02/26/2015 - 5:39pm

    Supermarket shoppers are more likely to buy French wine when French music is playing, and to buy German wine when they hear German music. That's true even though only 14 percent of shoppers say they noticed the music, a study finds.

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02/05/2015 - 7:32pm

    One of the great heroes of the 20th century was Auschwitz prisoner No. 4859, who volunteered to be there.

    Witold Pilecki, an officer in the Polish resistance to the Nazi regime, deliberately let...

02/05/2015 - 7:00pm

    In my last column, I wrote about a high school buddy, Kevin Green, a warm and helpful man who floundered in a tough job market, hurt his back and died at the age of 54. The column was a call for empathy for those who are struggling, but, predictably, scolds...

01/30/2015 - 12:20am

    The funeral for my high school buddy Kevin Green is Saturday, near this town where we both grew up.

    The doctors say he died at age 54 of multiple organ failure, but in a deeper sense he died of...

01/29/2015 - 11:41pm

    Since the end of the 1970s, something has gone profoundly wrong in America.

    Inequality has soared. Educational progress slowed. Incarceration rates quintupled. Family breakdown accelerated....

01/23/2015 - 3:42am

    Just after Christmas, Veronica Rutledge of Blackfoot, Idaho, took her 2-year-old son to a Wal-Mart store to spend holiday gift cards. As they strolled by the electronics section, according to news reports, the toddler reached into his mom's purse and...

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