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.

‘Why I am a Jew’
2 Jun 2017 | ABOVE |  
tags: judaism, religion
A leading British rabbi explains his faith in a short animated video

Exclusive: Trump to get Nobel Peace Prize
1 Jun 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: donald trump, nobel peace prize
Norwegian committee has buyer regret after Obama experience

The surprising thing about euthanasia
31 May 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  
... is that unbearable pain is not the reason people ask for it

Tiger, Tiger, who once burned bright
30 May 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  
The shattered life of a golfing idol

Is atheism the future?
29 May 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Which syllable in No don't you understand?

Special issue on surrogacy
24 May 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Value pack of three perspectives on a corrupt business

The Economist’s free market ideology fails vulnerable women
24 May 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: cannibalism, surrogacy, surrogate motherhood, the economist, utilitarianism
The world's most influential news magazine is campaigning for commercial surrogacy. Why not cannibalism?

Mourning with Manchester
23 May 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  
At least 22 are dead after a bombing by the Islamic State

Be revolutionary and support MercatorNet
23 May 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: donations, fund-raising, mercatornet
MercatorNet needs your help

I told you so
22 May 2017 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Proving what we said on Friday was spot-on

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