Human Exceptionalism

What It Means to be Human “Everybody Matters, No Matter What”

In the current edition of my podcast What It Means to be Human, I discuss Martin Amis’s call for “suicide booths on every corner,” and note the tragic self loathing caused by a terror of losing his talent to old age that seems to have inspired his call for a radical euthanasia license.  You can hear it here.

Wesley J. Smith — Wesley J. Smith is a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism.

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