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Of Embryos and Empire



There is something profoundly strange about the world’s only superpower, at such a time of global reckoning, concerning itself with so small a thing as the human embryo. But for that very reason, we can learn something important about American civilization from the embryo battles that vex us. Eric Cohen asks what is at stake in the embryo research debate, and what a responsible politics of the embryo might look like.

(Click here to read this entire article from the Summer 2003 issue of The New Atlantis.)

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