China’s Missing Children: An Exchange
June 9, 2016 issue
Nicholas D. Kristof is a columnist for The New York Times. His most recent book, with his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, is A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity. (April 2016)
‘China’s Worst Policy Mistake’?
Has any government policy ever affected more people in a more intimate and brutal way?
China’s Hidden Children: Abandonment, Adoption, and the Human Costs of the One-Child Policy
by Kay Ann Johnson
One Child: The Story of China’s Most Radical Experiment
by Mei Fong
April 7, 2016 issue
On Isaiah Berlin: Explorer
February 25, 2010 issue
Loans to the Poorest: Where Does the Money Really Go?
Sue Halpern and Nicholas Kristof have been engaged in an exchange about microfinance, following her recent NYR review of his new book (co-authored with Sheryl WuDunn), Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. The first part of their conversation can be found here. The next installment appears below.
November 12, 2009
The Micro Miracle?
In the November 19 issue of The New York Review, Sue Halpern wrote about Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s new book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Her piece describes the systematic abuse of women documented by Kristof and WuDunn throughout the world, and the considerable success of microfinance programs—pioneered by the Nobel-prize winning economist Muhammad Yunus, whose book is also included in Halpern’s review—in countering this problem by helping poor women gain economic power. Following is an exchange between Halpern and Kristof about the spread of microfinance and some of the criticisms that have emerged about it.
November 11, 2009
What to Do About Darfur
Saviors and Survivors: Darfur, Politics, and the War on Terror
by Mahmood Mamdani
Darfur and the Crime of Genocide
by John Hagan and Wenona Rymond-Richmond
The Translator: A Tribesman's Memoir of Darfur
by Daoud Hari, as told to Dennis Michael Burke and Megan M. McKenna
Tears of the Desert: A Memoir of Survival in Darfur
by Halima Bashir, with Damien Lewis
July 2, 2009 issue
Wretched of the Earth
by William T. Vollmann
edited by Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, Roland Bénabou, and Dilip Mookherjee
May 31, 2007 issue
Aid: Can It Work?
The White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good
by William Easterly
The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time
by Jeffrey D. Sachs
Millions Saved: Proven Successes in Global Health
by Ruth Levine and the What Works Working Group, with Molly Kinder
The Trouble with Africa: Why Foreign Aid Isn't Working
by Robert Calderisi
Africa's Stalled Development: International Causes and Cures
by David K. Leonard and Scott Straus
October 5, 2006 issue
Genocide in Slow Motion
Darfur: A Short History of a Long War
by Julie Flint and Alex de Waal
Darfur: The Ambiguous Genocide
by Gérard Prunier
February 9, 2006 issue
The Hermit Nuclear Kingdom
Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader: North Korea and the Kim Dynasty
by Bradley K. Martin
Nuclear North Korea: A Debate on Engagement Strategies
by Victor D. Cha and David C. Kang
February 10, 2005 issue