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YUVAL LEVIN is the editor of National Affairs. He is also the Hertog Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, a senior editor of The New Atlantis, and a contributing editor to National Review and The Weekly Standard. He has been a member of the White House domestic policy staff (under President George W. Bush), executive director of the President’s Council on Bioethics, and a congressional staffer. His essays and articles have appeared in numerous publications including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Commentary, and others, and he is the author, most recently, of Imagining the Future: Science and American Democracy. He holds a BA from American University and a PhD from the University of Chicago. He lives in Maryland.
This book is a collection of some of the most timely and concrete policy proposals published in the pages of National Affairs, offering ideas for reforming our welfare state, our tax system, financial regulation, monetary policy, education, state finances, and more.
From stem cell research to global warming, human cloning, evolution, and beyond, political debates about science have raged in recent years – and, to the chagrin of most observers, have increasingly fallen into the familiar categories of America’s culture wars.