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Analysis and Commentary

Designer Genes: Will They Wash?

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, March 31, 2003

Innovations such as gene therapy, even when used for enhancement, should be treated similarly to other analogous medical and quasi-medical interventions.

Humans, Animals, and the Human-Animal

by Steven Menashivia Policy Review
Saturday, February 1, 2003

Steven Menashi on Dominion: The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals, and the Call to Mercy by Matthew Scully

Never a Matter of Indifference: Sustaining Virtue in a Free Republic

Never a Matter of Indifference: Sustaining Virtue in a Free Republic

by Peter Berkowitzvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Wednesday, January 1, 2003

The contributors reveal how public policy in the United States has weakened the institutions of civil society that play a critical role in forming and sustaining the qualities of mind and character crucial to democratic self-government. The authors show what can be done, consistent with the principles of a free society, to establish a healthier relationship between public policy and character.

On Our Honor

by Ryan Holstonvia Policy Review
Sunday, December 1, 2002

Ryan Holston on Liberalism with Honor by Sharon R. Krause

WITH DEATH DO US PART? Reforming the Death Penalty

with Alex Kozinski, Scott Turowvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, November 7, 2002

It's been more than 25 years since the Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976. For most of that time, the number of executions in this country climbed steadily higher. In the past several years, however, the death penalty has come under increasing criticism. Executions have fallen nationwide from a high of 98 in 1998 to 66 in 2001. Two states, Illinois and Maryland, declared moratoria on the death penalty over concerns that the death penalty could not be administered fairly. Is the death penalty immoral in and of itself? If not, is it unconstitutional? What is required to ensure that the death penalty is administered with fairness, justice, and accuracy?

How to Restore the Trust

by Bowen H. McCoyvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 30, 2002

It’s scandal time in corporate America. Hoover overseer Bowen H. "Buzz" McCoy explains how the public trust can be reestablished.

ATTACK OF THE CLONES: The Ethics of Human Cloning

with Leon Kass, M.D., Gregory Stockvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, October 25, 2002

Cloning—using biotechnology to create embryos with specific genetic information, identical to other embryos or even human adults—used to sound like science fiction. Today, however, the ability to successfully clone human embryos is a matter of when, not if. But should human cloning be allowed to go forward? Is cloning morally wrong, in and of itself? Should we make a distinction between cloning for medical research and cloning for procreation? If cloning is morally wrong, could we stop it even if we wanted to? And if cloning isn't or can't be banned, how should it be regulated?

The Pathos of the Kass Report

by Peter Berkowitzvia Policy Review
Tuesday, October 1, 2002

Peter Berkowitz on Human Cloning and Human Dignity: An Ethical Inquiry by the President’s Council on Bioethics

Cloning Red Herrings

by David Longtin, Duane C. Kraemervia Policy Review
Friday, February 1, 2002

Why concerns about human-animal experiments are overblown

Bringing in a New Era in Character Education

Bringing in a New Era in Character Education

by William Damonvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Tuesday, January 1, 2002

The authors provide a unique perspective on what is needed to make character education an effective, lasting part of our educational agenda.


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