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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.



Canada’s supreme court strikes down ban on assisted suicide
7 Feb 2015 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: assisted suicide, Canada
Will it have a knock-on effect south of the border?


The torture-abortion nexus
2 Feb 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, torture
Why do philosophers who defend abortion also defend torture?


Remembering Auschwitz
27 Jan 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Auschwitz, Enlightenment, Holocaust
70 years ago today, the most notorious Nazi death camp was liberated by the Red Army.


The Middle East’s vanishing Christians
22 Jan 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Islam, Islamic State, Middle East Christians, persecution of Christians
But some of the region's bishops urge Christians to work with Muslims for free and tolerant society.


US Supreme Court to tackle same-sex marriage
19 Jan 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: same-sex marriage, US Supreme Court
We need to know more about the effects of legalisation.


Blasphemy is an assault on our supreme good
16 Jan 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: blasphemy, Charlie Hebdo, free speech
And the high priests of free speech feel it as keenly as any of us.


When do we become autonomous?
16 Jan 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: autonomy, medical treatment, minors
When a 17-year-old rejects chemotherapy - with her mother's support - the state should step in.


Our pick of the films of 2014
15 Jan 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: 2014, best of, films, lists
Here are our nominations for the best entertainment of the past year, plus a look at the year's worst.


Is more blasphemy the best response?
8 Jan 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: blasphemy, Charlie Hebdo, democracy, Enlightenment, terrorist
Awful as the Paris massacre is, does it really mean that we ought to blaspheme more?


Remembering the dark story of Peru’s population control campaign
17 Dec 2014 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: Alberto Fujimori, Peru, population control
About 300,000 women and 22,000 men were forcibly or deceitfully sterilised in the 1990s.


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