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Eric Cohen

Editor-at-Large

Eric Cohen
Eric Cohen
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Eric Cohen is editor-at-large of The New Atlantis, and was editor of the journal from its founding until February 2007. He is the publisher of the Jewish Review of Books and of Jewish Ideas Daily. He is an adjunct fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. He was previously a fellow at the New America Foundation, managing editor of The Public Interest, and a senior consultant to the President’s Council on Bioethics.

Mr. Cohen's essays and articles have appeared in the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, the Weekly Standard, The Public Interest, First Things, Commentary, and elsewhere, and he is the co-editor (with William Kristol) of The Future is Now: America Confronts the New Genetics (Rowman & Littlefield, 2002). His new book, In the Shadow of Progress: Being Human in the Age of Technology, was published by Encounter Books in July 2008.


In The New Atlantis


In Whose Image Shall We Die?

Number 15 ~ Winter 2007

Biocapitalism

Number 13 ~ Summer 2006

Biotechnology and the Spirit of Capitalism

Number 12 ~ Spring 2006

The Real Meaning of Genetics

Number 9 ~ Summer 2005

The Tragedy of Equality

Number 7 ~ Fall 2004 - Winter 2005

The Bioethics Agenda and the Bush Second Term

Number 7 ~ Fall 2004 - Winter 2005

Science in the Public Square

Number 7 ~ Fall 2004 - Winter 2005

Bioethics in Wartime

Number 3 ~ Fall 2003

Of Embryos and Empire

Number 2 ~ Summer 2003

The New Politics of Technology

Number 1 ~ Spring 2003

Books


  • In the Shadow of Progress (New Atlantis/Encounter, 2008)
  • The Future is Now: America Confronts the New Genetics, edited with William Kristol (Rowman & Littlefield, 2002)

  • Other Publications


  • “Passion and Prudence,” First Things, August/September 2013
  • “The Sacrifices of War,” First Things, April 2012
  • “The Problems and Possibilities of Modern Genetics: A Paradigm for Social, Ethical, and Political Analysis” (with Robert P. George), Brookings Institute, The Future of the Constitution, July 5, 2011
  • “Nothing To See Here,” First Things, June/July 2010
  • “The God-Seeking Animal,” First Things, April 2010
  • “The Phenomenon of Death,” Society, Spring 2009
  • “Health Care in Three Acts,” Commentary, February 2007
  • “Unthinkable Thoughts,” Weekly Standard, February 17, 2007
  • “The Human Difference,” Commentary, December 2006
  • “The Ends of Science,” First Things, November 2006
  • “A Clarifying Five Years,” National Review Online, August 9, 2006
  • “Stem the Tide,” Weekly Standard, July 24, 2006
  • “Stem Cells Without Moral Corruption,” Washington Post, July 6, 2006
  • “Why Have Children?,” Commentary, June 2006
  • “Stem-Cell Sense,” National Review Online, May 25, 2006
  • “Celling Spin,” National Review Online, May 3, 2006
  • “Embryonic Problems,” National Review Online, March 20, 2006
  • “The Many Faces of Technology,” Weekly Standard, February 3, 2006
  • “Conservative Bioethics and the Search for Wisdom,” Hastings Center Report, January-February 2006
  • “Who’s Afraid of Human Enhancement?,” Reason, January 2006
  • “Cast Me Not Off in Old Age,” Commentary, January 2006
  • “Orphans by Design,” First Things, December 2005
  • “Frist’s Stem Cell Capitulation,” Weekly Standard, August 8, 2005
  • “A Jewish-Catholic Bioethics?,” First Things, June-July 2005
  • “Go Forth and Replicate,” Weekly Standard, May 30, 2005
  • “Unorthodox Endorsement,” National Review Online, May 24, 2005
  • “Where Have All the Children Gone?,” Public Interest, Spring 2005
  • “What Living Wills Won’t Do,” Weekly Standard, April 18, 2005
  • “How Liberalism Failed Terri Schiavo,” Weekly Standard, April 4, 2005
  • “The Party of Cloning,” Weekly Standard, August 30, 2004
  • “Kerry’s Zealotry,” Weekly Standard, July 12, 2004
  • “The Politics and Reality of Medicare,” Public Interest, Summer 2004
  • “Bush Policy is Appropriate,” USA Today, June 7, 2004
  • “Inflated Promise, Distorted Facts,” National Review Online, May 25, 2004
  • “The Ethics of Stem Cells,” Forward, May 21, 2004
  • “The Politics of Bioethics,” Weekly Standard, May 10, 2004
  • “The Price of Winning at Any Cost,” Washington Post, February 1, 2004
  • “A Clone by any Other Name,” Weekly Standard, December 23, 2002
  • “Biotech Loses its Innocence,” Weekly Standard, June 24, 2002
  • “New Genetics, Old Quandaries,” Weekly Standard, April 22, 2002
  • “Dr. West and Mr. bin Laden,” Weekly Standard, December 17, 2001
  • “Should Human Cloning Be Allowed? No, It’s a Moral Monstrosity,” Wall Street Journal, December 5, 2001
  • “The Looming Fights that Unity Conceals,” Los Angeles Times, November 4, 2001
  • “Cloning, Stem Cells, and Beyond,” Weekly Standard, August 13, 2001
  • “Bush’s Stem-Cell Ruling,” Los Angeles Times, August 12, 2001
  • “Of Missile Defense and Stem Cells,” Weekly Standard, July 8, 2001
  • “The Politics of Cloning,” Los Angeles Times, June 3, 2001
  • “The Economy of Genes, Biotechnology, and the Limits of Capitalism,” Doublethink, June 1, 2001
  • “Race and the Republicans,” Weekly Standard, April 30, 2001
  • “Compassion Gone Mad,” Public Interest, Spring 2001
  • “Privatization of American Morality,” Los Angeles Times, March 18, 2001
  • “Bush the Bold?,” Weekly Standard, February 12, 2001
  • “A Cultural Stalemate,” Los Angeles Times, February 4, 2001