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.
The underground Dutch system for do-it-yourself euthanasia
30 Nov 2015 | CAREFUL! |
Right-to-die groups are illegally promoting a "peaceful pill"
27 Nov 2015 | FEATURES |
Student activists have forced Princeton University to repudiate the legacy of Woodrow Wilson.
Is ISIS an ‘existential threat’?
23 Nov 2015 | FEATURES |
Now, no. Later, possibly.
Free speech gets a hammering in Tasmania
20 Nov 2015 | CONJUGALITY |
The Catholic archbishop has been hauled before a tribunal for "insulting" homosexuals in a booklet on same-sex marriage.
Can IVF reverse population decline?
18 Nov 2015 | FEATURES |
There is very little evidence that IVF is a solution to declining birth rates.
Reality TV for toffs: The Economist and euthanasia
17 Nov 2015 | CAREFUL! |
Journalists need guidelines for covering euthanasia.
16 Nov 2015 | FEATURES |
France must resist the temptation to sink to the level of its ISIS foes.
Signs of push-back against Obergefell
13 Nov 2015 | CONJUGALITY |
As in other states, same-sex marriage is the law in Mississippi. But after surprising resistance.
Why is America’s youth too fat to fight?
9 Nov 2015 | FEATURES |
A question for GOP candidates in tomorrow's debate.
I do, I do, I do: Brazil’s polyamorous marriage
6 Nov 2015 | CONJUGALITY |
Three lesbians tied the knot in Rio last month.
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