Last updated on: 8/24/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Nicholas Kristof Biography

Title:
Columnist for The New York Times
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“The Oregon [Death With Dignity] law deserves to be upheld. It forces us to examine the question of what is special about human life. The answer, I think, is the autonomy and dignity inherent in our individuality — in making hard decisions for ourselves and determining our own destinies. Oregon honors that vision of what is sacred about life.”

“Choosing Death,” The New York Times Jul. 14, 2004

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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Columnist, The New York Times, 2001-Present
  • Associate Managing Editor responsible for Sunday editions, The New York Times, Feb.-Nov., 2001
  • Senior Writer and National Correspondent, The New York Times, 1984-2001
  • Pulitzer Prize, 1990
  • Phi Beta Kappa
Education:
  • Rhodes Scholar in Law, Oxford University
  • BA, Harvard College, 1981,
Other:
  • None Found