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Number 17 ~ Summer 2007

Correspondence

China’s Aims in Space; Debating Nanoethics

Essays

Virtual Friendship and the New Narcissism

Christine Rosen on MySpace, Facebook, and the costs of social networking

Human Dignity and Public Bioethics

Gilbert Meilaender on dignity as a useful concept

Melancholy’s Whole Physician

Algis Valiunas reads Robert Burton’s The Anatomy of Melancholy

Heroism, Modernism, and the Utopian Impulse

James Bowman on cowboys, communists, and dreams of perfection

Reviews and Reconsiderations

Drug Addiction and the Open Society

Lee Harris on freedom and self-mastery

Parenthood at Any Price

Cheryl Miller reviews Liza Mundy’s Everything Conceivable

Intimations of the Soul

Paul J. Cella III on idolatry in the Age of Machines

Devaluing Science

Jonathan H. Adler on scientists and politics

State of the Art

‘Less Morally Problematic Alternatives’

Toward a Stem Cell Solution

Yuval Levin

Soldiers for Rent

The Private Contractors Fighting America’s Wars

Habib Moody

The Man in the Moon

Remembering Loren Eiseley

Stephen Bertman

Faces Disappearing

The Implications of Cystic Fibrosis Screening

Richard W. Sams II

‘For Better or Worse’

Tony Blair on Politics and the Media

Notes & Briefs

Live Earth, Mr. Wizard, Solving Checkers, etc.

Looking Ahead

The Summer of Love

Looking Back

The Steamboat that Stayed