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Michael Cook

Michael Cook likes bad puns, bushwalking and black coffee. He did a BA at Harvard University in the US where it was good for networking, but moved to Sydney where it wasn’t. He also did a PhD on an obscure corner of Australian literature. He has worked as a book editor and magazine editor and has published articles in magazines and newspapers in the US, the UK and Australia. Currently he is the editor of BioEdge, a newsletter about bioethics, and MercatorNet. He also writes a bioethics column for Australasian Science and contributes occasional op-ed pieces to newspapers and websites in the US, UK and Australia.

#NeverTrump + #NeverHillary = @EvanMcMullin?
20 Oct 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: 2016 elections, Donald Trump, Evan McMullin, Hillary Clinton
There is another choice

America’s ghost legions of idle men
18 Oct 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: demography, employment, missing men, USA
Male employment rate reaches Great Depression-era levels, with nearly 1 out of 6 working-age men no longer looking for employment

We will help you die of boredom: Dutch govt
17 Oct 2016 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: boredom, completed life, euthanasia, Netherlands
'Completed life' euthanasia will soon be legalised in the Netherlands

Let’s cut Donald Trump some slack
12 Oct 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: 2016 elections, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, sexualisation of children
Yes, he's lewd and crude. But Clinton's policies will further sexualise America's moral ecology

Can we trust ‘breakthrough’ science?
11 Oct 2016 | FEATURES |  
Ethical reasoning which relies on empirical studies will often be flawed

A wife’s love for her dying husband
30 Sep 2016 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: care for the dying, end-of-life issues, faith, gratitude
An editor at the Washington Post explains how caring has made her a better person

Assisted suicide, up close and personal
29 Sep 2016 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: assisted suicide, Washington State
A Washington state psychotherapist relates the chilling story of how her disabled client died.

Critiquing the LGBT agenda
29 Sep 2016 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: LGBT movement, transgenderism
A video summary of the comprehensive report in last month's issue of The New Atlantis

New Australian book on marriage hits censorship roadblock
26 Sep 2016 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Australia, censorship, free speech, same-sex marriage
Why are gay marriage supporters afraid to debate?

The toxic fumes of democracy
23 Sep 2016 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Australia, democracy, plebiscite, same-sex marriage
Heated debate and stable democracy go hand in hand, even with same-sex marriage

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