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WVotW:Modernism – 2 from the U.S.

April 26, 2009

Smh.com.au has provided two examples of Modernism from the US.

In a AP video it was reported that the restrictions on the morning-after pill are to be lifted. What was interesting was the findings by a Federal judge that “Bush administration appointees let politics, not science drive their decision to limit over the counter access to women 18 and over.” I’m not suggesting that politics is a better means to make decisions but the finding certainly uplifts science as the guiding principle.

Also, listening to Obama’s report card for his first 100 days, I came across part of his inauguration speech: “We will restore science to its rightful place, and wield tech’s wonders to raise health care’s quality and lover its cost.” Is this a return to modernist thinking?

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