In Post & Riposte:

Cloning Trevor
Should therapeutic cloning research be federally funded? Weigh in on Kyla Dunn's June cover story.

What Price Valor?
Is it presumptuous to consider childbearing at any age a right? Discuss Caitlin Flanagan's review of Sylvia Ann Hewlett's Creating a Life: Professional Women and the Quest for Children.

The Character of Cats
Is the socialization of a cat more important to the formation its character than its genetic makeup?

See the complete forum index.

THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY | Volume 289 No. 6 | June 2002
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June 2002 cover Letters to the Editor

by Cullen Murphy

The Agenda
The American Way of War by Michael Kelly
The Culture of Martyrdom by David Brooks
The University as Business by Richard A. Posner
The Success of Failure by P. J. O'Rourke
The Most Dangerous Branch? by Simon Lazarus


Cloning Trevor
A desperate family, an ambitious company, a controversial experiment: a report from inside the battle over therapeutic cloning
by Kyla Dunn
The Life (and Death?) of Cloning: Kyla Dunn, the author of The Atlantic's June cover story, talks about the state of therapeutic-cloning research and why it should not be banned. [Web only]

Attack of the Clones
Articles by James Watson and Donald Fleming offer a look back at the evolution of the human-cloning debate. [Web only]
Of Clones and Clowns
When hype meets science
by Robert A. Weinberg

Uncle Sam Buys an Airplane
How Lockheed beat out Boeing for the biggest military contract in history
by James Fallows

The Character of Cats
The mystery is not why they're antisocial but why they're social at all
by Stephen Budiansky

Heaven A short story by Steven Barthelme

Special Collections The Land of Lost Luggage
by Richard Rubin

Plurals An anthology of poems
Jar of Pens A poem by Robert Pinsky [audio]
A Beard of Bees A poem by X. J. Kennedy [audio]
To My Teeth A poem W. S. Merwin
Herons A poem by Juan Carlos Galeano [audio]

Pursuits and Retreats
TRAVEL: Trieste Elegies by John Donatich
MANNERS: Beyond the Tippling Point by Mary Killen
SPORT: The Wiffle Effect by Lee Green
FOOD: Gems in a Jar by Corby Kummer
PALATE AT LARGE: Cal Pep by Corby Kummer

Books and Critics
A Man of Permanent Contradictions
The Long Recessional: The Imperial Life of Rudyard Kipling by David Gilmour, reviewed by Christopher Hitchens
Who Was Kipling?: A sampling of writing from The Atlantic's past offers a range of views on the many contradictions of Rudyard Kipling. [Web only]
Playing Nick Carraway
American Son: A Portrait of John F. Kennedy, Jr. by Richard Blow, reviewed by Thomas Mallon

What Price Valor?
Creating a Life: Professional Women and the Quest for Children by Sylvia Ann Hewlett, reviewed by Caitlin Flanagan

Elegant Common Sense
H. L. Mencken on American Literature edited by S. T. Joshi, reviewed by Benjamin Schwarz

New and Noteworthy
Fiction set in turn-of-the-century England and in the Australian bush; ghosts in the darkroom

The Nazis' Last Stand
The Fall of Berlin 1945 by Antony Beevor, reviewed by Norman Stone

The Puzzler by Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon

Word Fugitives by Barbara Wallraff

Cover photograph by Sean Kernan.

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