The Future is Now: America Confronts the New Genetics

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William Kristol, Eric Cohen
Rowman & Littlefield, 2002 - 357 strán (strany)
Who could have imagined that President Bush's first special address to the nation would be about the coming genetic revolution? Or that one of the defining issues in American Politics would be stem cell research? Clearly, a national debate has begun that will not soon end -- one that will force America to confront whether genetics advances will contribute to human dignity or threaten it, whether there are moral limits to scientific progress, and in general what life will look like in the genetic age. Welcome to the politics of the 21st century. This collection, edited by William Kristol and Eric Cohen, chronicles the start of this great national debate. It looks back, beginning with selections from Aldous Huxley and C.S. Lewis, who first imagined the possibility of a Brave New World many decades ago. It looks forward, moving on to the current debate over human cloning and stem cells, including articles, essays, speeches and testimony from genetic enthusiasts and critics, scientists and moralists, politicians and scholars. An original introduction by Kristol and Cohen maps out the major disagreements, the questions ahead, and their own view that America's unchecked faith in technological progress needs a radical reconsideration. Other selections include essays by Leon Kass, Francis Fukuyama and Charles Krauthammer; testimony from Geron president Thomas O'Karma, bioethicist Daniel Callahan and actor-activist Michael J. Fox; speeches from the House of Representatives debate on human cloning; and the President's address to the nation.

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Dream or Nightmare?
3
Selections from Brave New World
5
Nature 1939
22
Making Life in the Laboratory
27
The Washington Post 1967
29
The Washington Post 1967
31
The American Naturalist 1966
33
The Ethics of Genetic Control 1970
41
The New York Times November 2000
183
The CloningStem Cell Debate 2001
185
Or How to Think about Stem Cell Research Hastings Center Report JanFeb 2001
188
Time February 2001
201
The Weekly Standard March 2001
204
US House of Representatives March 2001 Rael
209
The Weekly Standard May 2001
213
US Senate May 2001 William Kristol
217

Atlantic Monthly 1972
47
The New Biology and the Old Morality The Public Interest 1972
54
The Public Interest 1979
61
The New Genetics and the American Future
71
The Wall Street Journal 1999
73
The Wall Street Journal 2000
77
First Things 2001
81
The Public Interest2001
89
POLITICS IN THE GENETIC AGECLONING STEM CELLS AND BEYOND
101
The CloningStem Cell Debate 19972000
103
Ian Wilmut
105
George J Annas
109
The New Republic June 1997
116
Report and Recommendations June 1997 National Bioethics Advisory Commission
119
Edmund D Pellegrino
123
The New York Times December 1997
125
Time January 1998
128
Whos Afraid of Human Cloning? The Washington Post February 1998
131
Senator Tom Harkin
134
Senator Christopher Kit S Bond
139
The Weekly Standard October 1998
142
James A Thomson
149
Richard M Doerflinger
155
Ethical Issues in Human Stem Cell Research September 1999 National Bioethics Advisory Commission
164
Reason December 1999
170
The Washington Post August 2000
177
The Weekly Standard October 2000
180
The New Republic May 2001_
219
The Wall Street Journal May 2001
242
The Los Angeles Times June 2001
246
Senator Orrin G Hatch
250
The Weekly Standard July 2001
254
Slate July 2001
259
The Weekly Standard July 2001
263
Michael D West
266
Senator Bill Frist
273
Senator Sam Brownback
276
The Nation July 2001
279
The Washington Post July 2001
286
Dont Destroy Human Life The Wall Street Journal July 2001
289
Representative James Greenwood
292
Representative Dennis J Kucinich
295
The Weekly Standard August 2001
297
President George W Bush
306
The New York Times August 2001 President George W Bush
311
Bushs Broken Promise The Washington Post August 2001
314
A Missouri Compromise The Los Angeles Times August 2001
316
MORTALITY AND THE AMERICAN CHARACTER
319
First Things May 2001
321
The Public Interest Winter 2002
333
Of Terrorism and Cloning
346
INDEX
351
ABOUT THE EDITORS
357
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William Kristol is editor of The Weekly Standard. Widely considered one of the nation's leading political analysts and commentators, Kristol regularly appears on major television public affairs shows. Eric Cohen is a resident scholar at the Ethics and Public Policy Center

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