In Stalin’s Genocides, Norman Naimark, the Robert and Florence McDonnell Professor of East European Studies at Stanford, wonders why Lemkin, and those who followed his analysis at the United Nations in writing the Genocide Convention, created a concept that incorporated Hitler’s killings—the attempt to extirpate the Jews was an attempt to exterminate an ethnic group (and nation)—but did not extend as far as Stalin’s murders.
The Weekly Standard
/ April 4, 2011
We have come very far in medicine, but have still barely plunged into the depths of knowledge of medical science.
The Weekly Standard
/ February 14, 2011
Aaron Rothstein reviews Jonathan Weiner’s “Long for This World”
/ November 1, 2010
Monday's decision from the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia halting all federal funding of embryonic stem-cell research…
National Review Online
/ August 25, 2010
Historians, accustomed to rummaging through document-stuffed archives, are now worrying about the future of the past. Our lives, they note,…
The Wall Street Journal
/ October 22, 2009
We live in an age of unprecedented human mastery — over birth and death, body and mind, nature and human nature. In every realm of life, science and technology have brought remarkable advances and improvements: we are healthier, wealthier, and more comfortable than ever before. But our gratitude for the benefits of progress increasingly mixes with concern about the meaning and consequences of our newfound powers.
Growing ranks of academics, analysts, and advocacy groups are focusing their attentions on the social and ethical implications of nanoscale…
The New Atlantis, Spring 2007
/ May 1, 2007
Every so often, when some new scientific paper is published or new experiment revealed, the press pronounces the creation of…
The English chemist John Dalton first proposed the scientific theory of the atom two hundred years ago. Since then we…
“Orphan” is one of those words that seems old-fashioned to modern ears — a word that evokes abject poverty in…
With a subject as large and as profound as modern genetics, we face a major question from the start about…
The potential merging of mind and machine thrills, frightens, and intrigues us. For decades, experiments at the border between…
The New Atlantis, Number 11, Winter 2006, pp. 4-41.
/ January 30, 2006