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Cover Story
The Future of Immortality
by Brian Trent
Perhaps someday soon, scientists will learn how to extend the human lifespan indefinitely, which may lead us to create a race of human ?immortals.?
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Cover Story
The Future of Immortality
by Brian Trent
Our society?s youth orientation has created a consumer culture devoted to prolonging our vitality and lives. But the most fascinating scientific development transcends dietary or exercise regimens. Perhaps someday soon, scientists will learn how to extend the human lifespan indefinitely, which may lead us to create a race of human ?immortals.? This will inevitably change our attitudes towards family and aging, not to mention our understanding of life itself. Are we prepared to answer the questions this possibility will raise?

Articles
Better Living Through Transhumanism
by George Dvorsky
More than just a philosophy and social movement, transhumanism has become a burgeoning new lifestyle choice and cultural phenomenon.

Essay Contest Winners
Beyond Fear: The Triumph of International Humanitarian Law
by Mark Goldberg
Once thought an impossible task, the world now has a stable canon of law to address crimes of war. The task remains to end needless human suffering.

The Case Against Sweatshops
by Anna Yesilevsky
Boycotting may seem like the correct and moral solution to the sweatshop problem, but an alternative strategy is needed to truly improve working conditions.

Cultural Imperialism: An American Tradition
by Julia Galeota
Many cultures around the world are gradually disappearing due to the overwhelming influence of corporate and cultural America.

Creative Controversy:
The Privacy Paradox
by Dwight Furrow
The right to privacy is fundamental to a free and flourishing society. Yet as we continue to make a fetish of privacy it is receding as rapidly as baby boomers? hairlines.

Features
The Issue At Hand
by Fred Edwords )

Letters to the Editor

UP FRONT:
Warning: The Legal System May Be Hazardous to Your Health
by James P. Whalen

Are New Campaign Finance an Attack on Free Speech?
by Roy Speckhardt

Civil Liberties Watch:
American Publishers, Protesters, and Travelers Under Surveillance
by Rachel Hundley

Technology and Society:
What Robert?s Rules of Order Can Teach Us About Electronic Voting Standards
by Arnie Urken

Skeptical Eye:
Science and the White House: Of Condoms and Climate
by Chris Ryan

Church and State:
When a Win May Not Mean Much
by Edd Doerr

Reviews
Worth Noting
by Karen Ann Gajewski

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