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The Children of Húrin
Tim Golden | 30 June 2007 | FEATURES |  
Resurrected from piles of manuscripts, another J.R.R. Tolkien epic about the dark early years of Middle Earth has finally been published.

Australia’s Outback shame
Michael Cook | 30 June 2007 | FEATURES |  
tags: Aboriginal Australia, Australia, incest, pornography
Sexual abuse is so rampant amongst Aborigines in remote communities that the Army has been sent in to clean up the mess. Whose fault is it?

Cut to the chaste
Dawn Eden Goldstein | 29 June 2007 | FEATURES |  
A former rock music journalist has created a stir with her renunciation of sex-in-the-city and a manifesto on chastity.

A Mighty Heart
Justin Myers | 25 June 2007 | FEATURES |  
This tense and unsentimental film about the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl by jihadists is compelling viewing.

Middle East visions
Robert R. Reilly | 25 June 2007 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, Middle East
Long before the US acquired vital security interests there, Americans were wandering through the lands of the Arabian Nights.

Europe has forgotten its families
Carolyn Moynihan | 23 June 2007 | FEATURES |  
The debate in Brussels over a new European treaty is a sideshow to the real issue confronting Europe: the state of the family.

Indiana Jones and the prophets of doom
Joe Woodard | 22 June 2007 | FEATURES |  
Fifty years ago two very different historians published books with the same theme -- the emergence of a religion of science.

Among the dead cities
Richard Umbers | 22 June 2007 | FEATURES |  
tags: area bombing, atomic bomb, ethics of warfare, saturation bombing, total warfare, World War II
As the war on terror grinds on, there are ethical lessons to be learned from the fire-bombing of German and Japanese cities during World War II in which hundreds of thousands of civilians perished.

Patenting life
Margaret Somerville | 21 June 2007 | FEATURES |  
An American biologist's race to create artificial life raises knotty ethical questions.

Questioning media transparency
Jad Melki | 21 June 2007 | FEATURES |  
Many major news organisations are loath to admit their own mistakes, even though they criticise others for lacking openness. 

Mystery of malignity
Francis Phillips | 20 June 2007 | FEATURES |  
A brilliant exploration of one of the great monsters of history.

Is therapeutic cloning obsolete?
Michael Cook | 16 June 2007 | FEATURES |  
After years of urging the public and governments to support the destruction of embryos, scientists may have led them up a blind alley.

Why a “pro-life” tag no longer dooms politicians
Christopher Blunt and Fred Steeper | 15 June 2007 | FEATURES |  
Once upon a time being called "pro-life" was the kiss of death for American politicians. Not any more. A MercatorNet exclusive. 

Over-worked, time-poor: who’s at fault?
Paul Shepanski | 15 June 2007 | FEATURES |  
The economy is booming but Australians are far from happy about what is happening to their family and community life.

Can’t you give her a needle?
Frank Brennan | 15 June 2007 | FEATURES |  
A palliative care physician remembers an unexpected request from the husband of a dying patient.

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