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Christine Rosen

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Christine Rosen

Christine Rosen is a senior editor of The New Atlantis, where she writes about the social and cultural impact of technology, as well as bioethics and the history of genetics. As a Future Tense Fellow at the New America Foundation, she is working on her forthcoming book The Extinction of Experience, to be published by W. W. Norton in 2015.

Ms. Rosen’s past books have included Preaching Eugenics: Religious Leaders and the American Eugenics Movement, a history of the ethical and religious debates surrounding the eugenics movement in the United States (Oxford University Press, 2004), and My Fundamentalist Education, the story of a Christian fundamentalist school in Florida (PublicAffairs, 2005). She is also the co-editor (with Naomi Schaefer Riley) of Acculturated (Templeton, 2011), a book of essays on pop culture and virtue.

Ms. Rosen’s essays and reviews have appeared in publications such as The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New Republic, The Weekly Standard, Policy Review, The American Historical Review, The New England Journal of Medicine, and Commentary. She holds a Ph.D. in History from Emory University and is an adjunct scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. She lives with her children in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Rosen can be reached at crosen@thenewatlantis.com.


In The New Atlantis


The Imperfectionist

Number 38 ~ Winter/Spring 2013

The New Meaning of Mobility

Number 31 ~ Spring 2011

Debating “Death with Dignity”; Obsolete Librarians

Number 23 ~ Winter 2009

People of the Screen

Number 22 ~ Fall 2008

The Myth of Multitasking

Number 20 ~ Spring 2008

Unclassifiable

Number 18 ~ Fall 2007

Virtual Friendship and the New Narcissism

Number 17 ~ Summer 2007

What Lies Within

Number 16 ~ Spring 2007

Sucker-Me Elmo

Number 15 ~ Winter 2007

The Touchy-Feely Laboratory

Number 14 ~ Fall 2006

The Self-Portrait of a Scientist

Number 13 ~ Summer 2006

Are We Worthy of Our Kitchens?

Number 11 ~ Winter 2006

The Image Culture

Number 10 ~ Fall 2005

Playgrounds of the Self

Number 9 ~ Summer 2005

The Age of Egocasting

Number 7 ~ Fall 2004 - Winter 2005

Our Cell Phones, Ourselves

Number 6 ~ Summer 2004

The Democratization of Beauty

Number 5 ~ Spring 2004

Romance in the Information Age

Number 4 ~ Winter 2004

Why Not Artificial Wombs?

Number 3 ~ Fall 2003

Eugenics—Sacred and Profane

Number 2 ~ Summer 2003

Liberty, Privacy, and DNA Databases

Number 1 ~ Spring 2003

Books


  • Acculturated, edited with Naomi Schaefer Riley (Templeton, 2011)
  • Preaching Eugenics: Religious Leaders and the American Eugenics Movement (Oxford University Press, 2004)
  • My Fundamentalist Education (PublicAffairs, 2005)

  • Other Publications


  • “What Do You See Here?” Slate, January 9, 2014
  • “Are Smartphones Turning Us Into Bad Samaritans?” Wall Street Journal, October 25, 2013
  • “We Need a Nuremberg Code for Big Data,” Slate, June 20, 2013
  • “The Ethics of Egg Freezing,” Wall Street Journal, May 3, 2013
  • “Temporary Social Media,” Technology Review April 23, 2013
  • “Sealed With a Thumb-Kiss?” Slate, February 12, 2013
  • “Hearts All Atwitter, if Only on Twitter,” Zócalo Public Square, January 30, 2013
  • “Reality is not enough,” Prospect, November 14, 2012
  • “The Real Lesson of the Petraeus Scandal,” Slate, November 19, 2012
  • “The Machine and the Ghost,” The New Republic July 12, 2012
  • “Electronic Intimacy,” Wilson Quarterly, Spring 2012
  • “Vive la Différence Feminism,” Commentary, January 2012
  • “Pay Attention, Please,” Wall Street Journal, January 7, 2011
  • “The Anti-Beauty Myth,” Commentary, November 2010
  • “In The Tank, On the Clock,” Big Questions Online, September 30, 2010
  • “What Is Reality TV Doing to Us?,” Big Questions Online, August 4, 2010
  • “The Death of Embarrassment,” In Character, April 26, 2010
  • “The Plague of the Plagiarists,” In Character, March 15, 2010
  • “Life in an Awkward Position,” Wall Street Journal, April 23, 2010
  • “Awe and the Machine,” In Character, Spring 2010
  • “American Murder,” Weekly Standard, February 1, 2010
  • “Doing a Reverse Bowdler,” Commentary, December 2009
  • “The Hundred Acre Wood, Invaded,” Wall Street Journal, October 15, 2009
  • “Grow Up,” National Post (Canada), October 13, 2009
  • “A Sentimental Education,” Wall Street Journal, October 1, 2009
  • “Lifestyles of the Honest and Awkward,” Wall Street Journal, September 11, 2009
  • “In the Beginning Was the Word,” Wilson Quarterly, Autumn 2009
  • “The Parents Who Don't Want to Be Adults,” Commentary, July/August 2009
  • “Tracking Life in Graphic Detail,” Wall Street Journal, June 19, 2009
  • “Not By Faith Alone,” Washington Post, May 31, 2009
  • “It’s Not Theft, It’s Pastiche,” Wall Street Journal, April 15, 2009
  • “Machines That Won’t Shut Up,” Wall Street Journal, April 10, 2009
  • “Call Them Ishmaels,” Wall Street Journal, January 15, 2009
  • Interview: “Examining Our Technological Assumptions,” University Bookman, December 2008
  • “The Bare Necessities,” Wall Street Journal, December 19, 2008
  • “When Books Were Great,” The Weekly Standard, December 13, 2008
  • “Nestled in the Lap of Luxury,” Wall Street Journal, October 31, 2008
  • “Remaking Humanity,” Claremont Review of Books, September 8, 2008
  • “A Life Worth Living,” Wall Street Journal, June 27, 2008
  • “Everyone Is Talking,” Wall Street Journal, April 21, 2008
  • “Is That Your Final Question?,” New York Times, February 26, 2008
  • “Daddy’s DNA,” Wall Street Journal, February 22, 2008
  • “Standing Athwart E-History,” New York Sun, February 12, 2008
  • “Hillary’s ‘Mommy-Knows-Best’ Progressivism,” Pajamas Media, February 7, 2008
  • “Heaven Help Us: Stars Expound on Scripture,” Wall Street Journal, February 1, 2008
  • “Parenting in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction,” New York Sun, December 12, 2007
  • “Which Way to the Damascus Road?,” Wall Street Journal, November 16, 2007
  • “The Web As Knitting Circle,” New York Sun, November 1, 2007
  • “More, But Not Merrier,” The Wall Street Journal, October 5, 2007
  • “Bleak Mythology,” Wall Street Journal, July 6, 2007
  • “Blessed With a Genius for Publicity,” Wall Street Journal , June 2, 2007
  • “China Doll: Madame Chiang and Her Times,” Weekly Standard, March 29, 2007
  • “Recreational Rehab,” Wall Street Journal, March 2, 2007
  • “Inherit the Wind, Redux,” Washington Post, February 25, 2007
  • “Too Many Batteries Included,” Wall Street Journal, December 22, 2006
  • “Jesus Rocks: A growing group of youthful believers is on a mission to redeem American culture,” Washington Post, October 1, 2006
  • “Technobabble: Glenn Reynold’s Utopia,” The New Republic, June 20, 2006
  • “In God’s Country,” Washington Post, April 9, 2006
  • “Humanizing Eugenics: A bad idea bred of good intentions,” Wall Street Journal, February 28, 2006
  • “Faithful Remembrance: Can you write a spiritual memoir without bitterness?,” Wall Street Journal, February 17, 2006
  • “Have Some Faith in the Kids,” Los Angeles Times, January 19, 2006
  • “Paralyzing Fear: How the ‘conquest of polio’ became a national crusade,” Weekly Standard, November 7, 2005
  • “Church Ladies,” Wall Street Journal, October 7, 2005
  • “The Overpraised American,” Policy Review, October 3, 2005
  • “To Thine Own Self Be True: What Tell-All Memoirs Tell Us About Ourselves,” InCharacter, September 23, 2005
  • “Female Fight Club: ‘Pummel-me feminism’ is the latest Hollywood trend,” Wall Street Journal, August 5, 2005
  • “Of Genes and Genomes: Where is the science of life taking us?,” Weekly Standard, June 13, 2005
  • “What (Most) Women Want,” Claremont Review of Books, Spring 2005
  • “Echoes of Horror,” Dallas Morning News , April 9, 2005
  • “Bad Connections: Cell phones, iPods, and TiVo in the Age of Egocasting,” New York Times Magazine, March 20, 2005
  • “Remember Then, Now: What the eugenics movement can teach us about today’s stem-cell debates,” National Review Online, March 3, 2005
  • “Fast-Forward to Passivity: There are risks hidden inside TiVo’s illusion of control,” Los Angeles Times, December 7, 2004
  • “I’m the Teacher, You’re the Student: Inside the classroom,” National Review, October 13, 2004
  • “Good Council: A review of two recent reports from the President’s Council on Bioethics,” Claremont Review of Books, July 13, 2004
  • “Gender Selection in Babies,” The O’Reilly Factor, May 7, 2004
  • “Liberty, Equality, Eugenics,” Weekly Standard , December 22, 2003
  • “I am Hippie, Hear Me Roar,” American Outlook, Summer 2003
  • “Not Your Grandma’s YWCA,” Weekly Standard, June 9, 2003
  • “The American Way of Wedding,” National Review Online, January 26, 2003
  • “Overcoming Motherhood,” Policy Review, January 4, 2003
  • “Big Sister Wants Your DNA,” National Review Online, December 11, 2002
  • “Stow The Sarcasm and Get Going,” Wall Street Journal , October 4, 2002
  • “Three Cheers for Patriarchy,” Women’s Quarterly, April 1, 2002
  • “Feminists Go To War,” Women’s Quarterly, January 6, 2002
  • “The Rights and Wrongs of Religion in Politics,” EPPC Online, July 1, 2001
  • Review of Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future, Commentary, June 1, 2001
  • “Who Needs Medical Ethics?,” Commentary, February 1, 2001
  • “How do Women Rule? Just Like Men,” Women’s Quarterly, January 1, 2001
  • “The Newest Dilemma about the Oldest Profession,” Women’s Quarterly, October 1, 2000
  • Review of Mary Briody Mahowald’s Genes, Women, Equality, New England Journal of Medicine, June 5, 2000