Nicholas Stephanopoulos
Athens’ glory tarnished by media’s lack of faith

They all said it couldn’t be done. Greece was too small a country to successfully host the Olympics. The stadiums wouldn’t be finished in time. […]

Courtroom drama isn’t just confined to ‘Law & Order’

Unlike most of my Law School classmates, I’ve never watched a full episode of “Law & Order,” or any other TV courtroom drama. I also […]

Kerry adapts policies, Bush resists changes

Imagine that there was just a snowstorm up in Vermont, that the ski conditions are spectacular, that you have no plans or commitments for the […]

Unplanned break is a chance to gain perspective

A few weeks ago, I found myself stranded in Soho. I had spent the previous night at a friend’s apartment in the Upper West Side, […]

Truth is hard to find in media

Voltaire once said, “I may disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” But why do […]

The logic of winning when you should lose

First, imagine that you are the coach of one of last night’s Super Bowl teams. It’s the second quarter, the score is tied, and your […]

Bush space plan is real moondoggle

Quick quiz: What major political figure said the following: “We must commit ourselves anew to a sustained program of manned exploration of the solar system […]

Thinking backward, politics produces principles

Democrats these days like to point out that President Bush and his partisans have performed an astonishing volte-face in the foreign policy arena. Bush campaigned […]

Interaction is part of University life

This past Saturday, I met a student from the School of Management for the first time. I also met my first would-be actor from the […]

Playing well with others can cause trouble

Bill Clinton’s speech at Woolsey Hall last Friday was filled with the kind of saccharine fluff to which no one can really object. Clinton first […]