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.

What the culture needs is witnesses full of joy
26 Jun 2017 | ABOVE |  
tags: amoris laetitia, catholic church, pope francis, witness
For the head of Communion and Liberation, the Pope has correctly diagnosed the malaise of the modern world

How many civilians are dying in the final assault on Mosul?
23 Jun 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Unimaginable suffering in a 'Stalingrad in the desert"

Doctors need more than 'autonomy' to solve medical dilemmas
22 Jun 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  
It doesn't work for the disabled and marginalised.

Pumping young bodies full of hormones
21 Jun 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  
The whys and wherefores of puberty suppression

Transgender puberty blues
21 Jun 2017 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: puberty suppression, transgender
Parents of transgender kids have enrolled them in a dangerous experiment

A Dutch euthanasia pioneer surveys the wreckage and despairs
20 Jun 2017 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia, netherlands
Safeguards for the mentally ill and the demented are slipping away

As demographic winter sets in, the world will need far more palliative care
tags: ageing, demographic winter, demography
A British study shows that the world is far from prepared

The man behind the Grenfell Tower disaster
20 Jun 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  
A final nail in the coffin of Le Corbusier's dream for urban housing

Erasing women
19 Jun 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  
The transgender agenda threatens to displace women

A Kentucky handmaid’s tale
15 Jun 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: commercial surrogacy, kentucky, surrogacy
The tragic story of a a real-life surrogate mother.

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