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.



The making of Martin Luther
23 Oct 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  
The 500th anniversary of one of history's most cataclysmic events is just around the corner


‘Yes’ to euthanasia no longer certain in Victoria
23 Oct 2017 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: assisted suicide, Australia, euthanasia, Paul Keating, Victoria
After passing the lower house on Friday, an assisted dying bill


Advice from the Father of his country
18 Oct 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  
The rise of non-believers in formerly religious lands is ominous for human capital development


After Weinstein, why not try chastity?
18 Oct 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: chastity, Harvey Weinstein, Henry Lawson, sexual assault
One path leads to bigger rulebooks. The other leads to a revival of chastity


The great loop of media impotence
17 Oct 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Why are we worried that we are not worried enough?


The Russian Revolution in film
16 Oct 2017 | POPCORN |  
tags: Russian Revolution
Three epics about the Revolution and a postscript from the Stalinist era.


5 lessons Harvey Weinstein can teach us about Hollywood
13 Oct 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: Harvey Weinstein, Hollywood, sexual abuse
The latest scandal shows that root-and-branch reform is needed


13 Reasons Why
11 Oct 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  
A conversation starter about the controversial series


Aboriginal views on same-sex marriage
10 Oct 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Have you ever heard of the Uluru Bark Petition?


A town where sexual abuse is a cancer
10 Oct 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: Aboriginal Australia, Australia, sexual abuse
An outback town in Western Australia has a 'staggering' rate of abuse. Why?


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