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.

A wife’s love for her dying husband
30 Sep 2016 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: care for the dying, end-of-life issues, faith, gratitude
An editor at the Washington Post explains how caring has made her a better person

Assisted suicide, up close and personal
29 Sep 2016 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: assisted suicide, Washington State
A Washington state psychotherapist relates the chilling story of how her disabled client died.

Critiquing the LGBT agenda
29 Sep 2016 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: LGBT movement, transgenderism
A video summary of the comprehensive report in last month's issue of The New Atlantis

What about the rights of the vulnerable -- our kids?
28 Sep 2016 | CONNIPTIONS |  
The forgotten question in the gay marriage debate

The first debate
27 Sep 2016 | CONNIPTIONS |  
We didn't learn much, but then again we didn't expect to

New Australian book on marriage hits censorship roadblock
26 Sep 2016 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Australia, censorship, free speech, same-sex marriage
Why are gay marriage supporters afraid to debate?

Stirring up the single-sex schools debate
26 Sep 2016 | CONNIPTIONS |  
There's plenty of evidence to support boys' schools and girls' schools

The toxic fumes of democracy
23 Sep 2016 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Australia, democracy, plebiscite, same-sex marriage
Heated debate and stable democracy go hand in hand, even with same-sex marriage

The spy in your pocket
23 Sep 2016 | CONNECTING |  
tags: human rights, privacy, smartphones
A philosopher describes how our privacy is threatened by the continuing encroachment of technology.

Ten years after the Regensburg address
23 Sep 2016 | CONNIPTIONS |  
Benedict XVI gave a master class in the history of Western thought

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