Eric Cohen

Adjunct Fellow

Eric Cohen is an Adjunct Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, as well as a member of EPPC’s board of directors.

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Eric Cohen is an Adjunct Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, as well as a member of EPPC’s board of directors.

Mr. Cohen is the executive director of the Tikvah Fund and the publisher of the Jewish Review of Books and of Jewish Ideas Daily. He is also editor-at-large of The New Atlantis, EPPC’s quarterly journal about the ethical, political, and social implications of modern science and technology, having served as editor of the journal from its founding until February 2007. His articles and essays have been published in numerous academic and popular journals, magazines, and newspapers.

He is the author of In the Shadow of Progress: Being Human in the Age of Technology (2008) and co-editor (with William Kristol) of The Future is Now: America Confronts the New Genetics (2002). He was previously managing editor of The Public Interest and served as a senior consultant to the President’s Council on Bioethics. He was also a Phillips Foundation Fellow (2001) and a Fulbright Scholar (2000).

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The Looming Fights That Unity Conceals

Eric Cohen

There are two basic theories about how Sept. 11 will change U.S. politics and culture. The first one contends that…

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Los Angeles Times / November 4, 2001

Cloning, Stem Cells, and Beyond

Eric Cohen

Last week’s vote in the House to ban human cloning is something to celebrate. It may even be something momentous….

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The Weekly Standard / August 13, 2001

Bush’s Stem-Cell Ruling

Eric Cohen

Only a sage could have predicted that President Bush’s first major decision would be about federal funding of embryonic stem-cell…

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The Los Angeles Times / August 12, 2001

Of Missile Defense and Stem Cells

Eric Cohen

Among the issues in American politics that inspire the most ideological fervor these days, stem cells and missile defense are…

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The Weekly Standard / July 16, 2001

The Politics of Cloning

Eric Cohen

At various points in U.S. history, issues and events come along that make old ideologies obsolete, that make existing coalitions…

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Los Angeles Times / June 3, 2001

The Economy of Genes, Biotechnology, and the Limits of Capitalism

Eric Cohen

It turns out the new economy is human after all. All signals on the horizon suggest that the American economy…

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Race and the Republicans

Eric Cohen

Last February, a few days after a man from Indiana had fired several shots at the White House, I found…

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The Weekly Standard / April 30, 2001

Compassion Gone Mad

Eric Cohen

If a neoconservative is a liberal mugged by reality, then Heather Mac Donald may be the most neoconservative person alive,…

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The Public Interest / April 1, 2001

Privatization of American Morality

Eric Cohen

Scott McNealy, the chief executive officer of Sun Microsystems, made waves a few years ago when in response to a…

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Los Angeles Times / March 18, 2001

Bush the Bold?

Eric Cohen

At the luncheon after George W. Bush’s inauguration, senator Mitch McConnell toasted the new president as an American “Joshua,” whose…

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The Weekly Standard / February 12, 2001

A Cultural Stalemate

Eric Cohen

The nomination of rap star Eminem for four Grammy awards is by now a totally unshocking event. The music industry…

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Los Angeles Times / February 4, 2001