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.

My Feral Heart: finally, a positive portrayal of Down syndrome
21 Mar 2017 | POPCORN |  
tags: disability, Down syndrome, down syndrome, film reviews
A British indie with a life-affirming message

Costa Rica strong-armed into legalising IVF
20 Mar 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: Costa Rica, freedom of conscience, IVF, right to life
A violation of sovereignty goes unnoticed

Real fake news
20 Mar 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Oh for the good old days when newspapers were bold enough to make it up, not mix it with truth

‘To give witness today is our our most effective weapon’
17 Mar 2017 | ABOVE |  
tags: Catholic Church, conscience, conscientious objection, martyrs
Tomorrow the Catholic Church will beatify an ordinary office worker who refused to take the Hitler Oath

Remembering the last of the Romanovs
16 Mar 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Czar Nicholas II abdicated a hundred years ago this week.

We need civil discussion to protect us against dogmatism and groupthink
16 Mar 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: free speech
Two Ivy League professors protest against close-mindedness and violence

Four years after his election, let’s run a balance sheet on Pope Francis
15 Mar 2017 | ABOVE |  
tags: Amoris Laetitia, evangelization, Pope Francis
Forget about the fake news; who else has done more to evangelise?

A distant sound of breaking alliances
10 Mar 2017 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: LGBT, transgender, transgenderism
Transgender activism may be shattering its partnership with gays, lesbians and feminists

Celebrating International Women's Day
8 Mar 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Let's not forget mothers

Humans are special
7 Mar 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  
... no matter what the readers of the New York Times say

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