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Yuval Levin is an American
United States
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 political analyst, academic and journalist
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 who is the founding Editor of National Affairs
National Affairs
National Affairs, Inc. is a U.S. organization which publishes a public-policy quarterly by the same name. It began publishing National Affairs in September 2009, describing itself as "a quarterly journal of essays about domestic policy, political economy, society, culture, and political thought...

. Levin is also a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center
Ethics and Public Policy Center
The Ethics and Public Policy Center is a Washington, D.C.-based conservative advocacy group. Formed in 1976 by Ernest W. Lefever, who was its president until 1989, the group describes itself as "dedicated to applying the Judeo-Christian moral tradition to critical issues of public policy."Since...

, a conservative think tank in Washington, D.C. In 2005 and 2006, he was a member of the White House
White House
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 domestic policy staff. He is the former chief of staff of the President's Council on Bioethics, a former Congressional staffer, and one of the founders of The New Atlantis magazine
New Atlantis magazine
The New Atlantis, founded in 2003, is a journal about the social and political dimensions of science and technology. Published by the conservative Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., the journal is a quarterly, and consists of serious essays on a variety of science and technology...

, where he still remains as a Senior Editor. He is the author of Tyranny of Reason and of numerous essays and articles dealing largely with political theory, science
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, technology
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, and public policy
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. Trained in political science
Political science
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 at American University
American University
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 and the University of Chicago
University of Chicago
The University of Chicago is a private research university in Chicago, Illinois, USA. It was founded by the American Baptist Education Society with a donation from oil magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller and incorporated in 1890...

, he is considered by many a bioconservative, in the mold of his mentor, Leon Kass
Leon Kass
Leon Richard Kass is an American physician, scientist, educator, and public intellectual, best known as proponent of liberal education via the "Great Books," as an opponent of human cloning and euthanasia, as a critic of certain areas of technological progress and embryo research, and for his...


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