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    The New York Times CompanyNICHOLAS KRISTOF10/28/219 min
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    • ctwardy1 year ago

      I'm struck by how his experience covering tragedies wards off cynicism, and by this motivation for jumping into the ring:

      Yet today more than one-quarter of my pals on my old bus are dead from drugs, alcohol and suicide — deaths of despair.

      The political system failed them. The educational system failed them. The health system failed them. And I failed them. I was the kid on the bus who won scholarships, got the great education — and then went off to cover genocides half a world away.