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By Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine, May 24, 2019

It was the late 1990s, and I went up to Rolling Stone on Sixth Avenue in Manhattan to say hello to my old friend Bobby Love who was the longtime managing editor. I had worked at Rolling Stone for a short while many years before and made many friends and drinking buddies including Bobby and some other editors and art directors.

Sitting in the lobby, waiting for Bobby, up came Nikki, a tall flame-haired editor I had not seen in a long time.

“What are you up to these days?” she asked.

“I am running a UN NGO.”

“Oh!” the admiration pouring from her. “What do you work on?”


This would have been roughly in 1997, a time when the abortion issue was even more controversial than it is now if that can be imagined.

Already tall, Nikki seemed to grow in height, like a cobra ready to strike and she said, “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”… Read entire article: