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Yuval Levin

Senior Editor

Yuval LevinYuval Levin is a senior editor of The New Atlantis and the editor of National Affairs. He is also the Hertog Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, where he directs the program on Bioethics and American Democracy. Before joining EPPC, he served as an associate director of the Domestic Policy Council at the White House, and before that as executive director of the President’s Council on Bioethics. He is the recipient of a 2013 Bradley Prize.

Mr. Levin’s essays and articles have appeared in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal, the Weekly Standard, the Public Interest, the Jerusalem Post, the Chicago Sun-Times, and the Bulletin of Medical Ethics. He is the author of Tyranny of Reason: The Origins and Consequences of the Social Scientific Outlook (Rowman & Littlefield/UPA, 2001), Imagining the Future: Science and American Democracy (New Atlantis Books, 2008), and The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of Right and Left (Basic Books, 2013). Mr. Levin can be reached at ylevin@nationalaffairs.com.


In The New Atlantis


Putting Health in Perspective

Number 36 ~ Summer 2012

The Confused Congresswoman

Number 22 ~ Fall 2008

Public Opinion and the Embryo Debates

Number 20 ~ Spring 2008

Science and the Left

Number 19 ~ Winter 2008

Science Warrior

Number 18 ~ Fall 2007

‘Less Morally Problematic Alternatives’

Number 17 ~ Summer 2007

Reforming NIH

Number 16 ~ Spring 2007

The Electoral Politics of Stem Cells

Number 15 ~ Winter 2007

The Moral Challenge of Modern Science

Number 14 ~ Fall 2006

Science, Technology, and The Public Interest

Number 9 ~ Summer 2005

The Crisis of Everyday Life

Number 7 ~ Fall 2004 - Winter 2005

Imagining the Future

Number 4 ~ Winter 2004

The Paradox of Conservative Bioethics

Number 1 ~ Spring 2003

Books


  • The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of Right and Left (Basic Books, 2013)
  • A Time for Governing: Policy Solutions from the Pages of National Affairs, ed. with Meghan Clyne (Encounter Books, 2012)
  • Imagining the Future: Science and American Democracy (New Atlantis Books, 2008)
  • Religion and the American Future, ed. with Christopher DeMuth (AEI Press, 2008)
  • Tyranny of Reason: The Origins and Consequences of the Social Scientific Outlook (University Press of America, 2001)

  • Other Publications


  • “Updating Reagan,” Weekly Standard, September 30, 2013
  • “Going, Going, Gone,” The Weekly Standard, September 2, 2013
  • “Much Obliged,” Mosaic, July 2013
  • “After Progressivism,” First Things, May 2012
  • “What Is Constitutional Conservatism?,” National Review, November 28, 2011
  • “Morals and Markets,” The New Republic, March 21, 2011
  • “Nothing To See Here,” First Things, June/July 2010
  • “After Obamacare,” Weekly Standard, February 1, 2010
  • “He’s No Stupak: Ben Nelson Caves on Taxpayer Funding of Abortion,” Weekly Standard, December 19, 2009
  • “Conserving Liberalism,” National Review, December 7, 2009
  • “What is National Affairs?,” National Affairs, Fall 2009
  • “Obama’s Case Against Obama,” National Review Online, May 20, 2009
  • “Stop ObamaCare,” Weekly Standard, May 18, 2009
  • “The Real Lessons of Stem Cells,” Newsweek, March 21, 2009
  • “Science Over All?,” Washington Post, March 10, 2009
  • “The Anti-Stimulus Plan,” Weekly Standard, March 9, 2009
  • “The Republicans’ Road Back,” Newsweek, March 7, 2009
  • “Obama’s False Choice,” National Review Online, March 9, 2009
  • “Biotech: What to Expect,” First Things, February 20, 2009
  • “Partisanship is Good,” Newsweek, February 14, 2009
  • “Ideas for the Middle Class: Encourage Parenthood,” National Review, February 9, 2009
  • “The Meaning of Sarah Palin,” Commentary, February 4, 2009
  • “The Inauguration,” The Corner, January 21, 2009
  • “Back to Basics, Ahead to Particulars,” National Review, December 1, 2008
  • “Transitional Lincoln,” Weekly Standard, October 27, 2008
  • “Obama and Infanticide,” The Public Discourse, October 16, 2008
  • “The Cabinet of Dr. Obama,” Weekly Standard, October 10, 2008
  • “An Unhealthy Debate,” National Review Online, October 3, 2008
  • “Cell Breakthrough,” National Review Online, August 28, 2008
  • “Reprogramming Advance,” National Review Online, August 27, 2008
  • “Blinded by Science: Diana DeGette’s memoir of confusion,” National Review Online, August 20, 2008
  • “Indignity and Bioethics: Steven Pinker discovers the human-dignity cabal,” National Review Online, May 14, 2008
  • “Stem Cells 2.0,” The Corner, May 9, 2008
  • “Genetic Non-Discrimination,” The Corner, May 1, 2008
  • “Unscientific,” The Corner, April 17, 2008
  • “Too Many,” The Corner, April 3, 2008
  • “McCain and the Autism Wars,” Contentions, March 4, 2008
  • “Conservative Populism,” Weekly Standard, January 28, 2008
  • “People are the Problem,” Contentions, December 12, 2007
  • “People are the Problem,” Contentions, December 12, 2007
  • “Stem Cell Ethics,” The Corner, December 11, 2007
  • “Another Stem Cell Volley,” The Corner, December 3, 2007
  • “Crime, Drugs, Welfare -- and Other Good News,” Commentary, December 2007
  • “The Real Power of Stem Cells,” Contentions, November 28, 2007
  • “A Triumph of Moral and Political Leadership,” The Corner, November 24, 2007
  • “Harkin on Stem Cells,” The Corner, November 21, 2007
  • “A Stem Cell Win-Win,” The Corner, November 20, 2007
  • “Goodbye to Dolly?,” The Corner, November 17, 2007
  • “Stem Cells in New Jersey,” Contentions, November 9, 2007
  • “SCHIP Games, Round 2,” Contentions, October 25, 2007
  • “Aging with the Boomers,” National Review Online, October 18, 2007
  • “What Comes Next,” New York Sun, October 12, 2007
  • “Conservatives and Creeds,” National Review Online, October 5, 2007
  • “Hillary on Science,” The Corner, October 4, 2007
  • “Two Aspirin and Call Us in 2008,” Weekly Standard, October 1, 2007
  • “HillaryCare 2.0,” Contentions, September 18, 2007
  • “Burning Hypotheticals,” The Corner, September 11, 2007
  • “Thou Shalt Not,” National Review, September 10, 2007
  • “Preventative Care…or Else,” Contentions, September 5, 2007
  • “Counting the Uninsured,” Contentions, August 29, 2007
  • “Down on the Farm,” The Corner, August 29, 2007
  • “Debating Cancer,” Contentions, August 28, 2007
  • “Health Care Federalism,” The Corner, August 25, 2007
  • “A Doctor, but Whose?,” National Review, August 10, 2007
  • “Debating Eugenics,” Contentions, August 1, 2007
  • “Diagnosis & Cure,” Commentary, July/August 2007
  • “Hillary the Progressive,” The Corner, July 27, 2007
  • “A Crafty Health Care Move,” Contentions, July 24, 2007
  • “One Small Step,” The Corner, July 20, 2007
  • “Dyson, Right and Wrong,” Contentions, July 8, 2007
  • “Relative Intelligence,” Contentions, June 26, 2007
  • “Beginning of the End?,” National Review Online, June 21, 2007
  • “Taking the FDA Global,” Contentions, June 19, 2007
  • “The God Gap,” The Corner, June 9, 2007
  • “Stem Cell Politics, Then and Now,” Contentions, June 7, 2007
  • “Real Stem-Cell News,” National Review Online, June 6, 2007
  • “Mismanaging Cloning,” The Corner, June 6, 2007
  • “The Hubris of Genetic Enhancement,” New York Sun, May 16, 2007
  • “Eugenics, Old and New,” Contentions, May 14, 2007
  • “On the Left and Science,” The Corner, May 10, 2007
  • “Loud and Clear,” National Review Online, May 4, 2007
  • “French Health Care for All?,” Contentions, April 21, 2007
  • “Ready for an Epidemic?,” Contentions, April 16, 2007
  • “The ‘Emergencies’ of the Stem-Cell Debate,” Contentions, April 12, 2007
  • “Stem Cell News,” The Corner, April 11, 2007
  • “Beyond the Judiciary,” Contentions, April 10, 2007
  • “Missing the Point,” National Review Online, April 9, 2007
  • “The Future of Health Insurance,” Contentions, March 28, 2007
  • “The Aging Society,” Contentions, March 22, 2007
  • “Regulating Biotech,” Contentions, March 21, 2007
  • “The Unknown Earth,” Contentions, March 16, 2007
  • “Your Organs for Your Liberty?,” Contentions, March 13, 2007
  • “The Vaccine Minefield,” Contentions, March 8, 2007
  • “The Sermonizing of the Surgeon General,” Contentions, March 7, 2007
  • “Tinkering,” The Corner, March 5, 2007
  • “Not Quite Human,” Contentions, March 2, 2007
  • “To Be Continued,” Weekly Standard, February 26, 2007
  • “Health Care in Three Acts,” Commentary, February 2007
  • “Romney’s Third Rail,” The Corner, February 5, 2007
  • “Brave New Review Committees,” The Corner, February 2, 2007
  • “Crunchy-Clone,” The Corner, January 31, 2007
  • “Virgin Stem Cells,” The Corner, January 31, 2007
  • “Bush’s Health-care Vision,” Contentions, January 23, 2007
  • “Political Science on the Hill,” Weekly Standard, January 22, 2007
  • “A Middle Ground for Stem Cells,” New York Times, January 19, 2007
  • “An Unreal Debate,” National Review Online, January 10, 2007
  • “The Health of the States,” Weekly Standard, December 9, 2006
  • “Putting Parents First,” Weekly Standard, December 4, 2006
  • “Falling Behind?,” National Review Online, December 4, 2006
  • “The Wedge Issue that Wasn't,” National Review Online, November 15, 2006
  • “Misleading Missouri,” National Review Online, October 19, 2006