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What is the relevance of morality today? Eden Collinsworth enlists the famous, the infamous, and the heretofore unheard-of to unravel how we make moral choices in an increasingly complex - and ethically flexible - age.

To call these unsettling times is an understatement: our political leaders are less and less respectable; in the realm of business, cheating, lying, and stealing are hazily defined; and in daily life, rapidly changing technology offers permission to act in ways inconceivable without it. Yet somehow, this hasn't quite led to a complete free-for-all - people still draw lines around what is acceptable and what is not. Collinsworth sets out to understand how and why. In her intrepid quest, she squares off with a prime minister, the editor of London's Financial Times, a holocaust survivor, a pop star, and a former commander of the U.S. Air Force to grapple with the impracticality of applying morals to foreign policy; precisely when morality gets lost in the making of money; what happens to morality without free will; whether "immoral" women are just those having a better time; why celebrities have become the new moral standard-bearers; and if testosterone is morality's enemy or its hero.



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Eden Collinsworth

Eden Collinsworth was president of Arbor House Book Publishing Co. and founder of the Los Angeles-based magazine Buzz before becoming a vice president at Hearst Corporation. She served as the chief of staff at the EastWest Institute, a global think tank; and, after writing a bestselling book in China for Chinese businesspeople on Western deportment, she launched a Beijing-based consulting company, which specialized in inter-cultural communication. She is on the board of Relief International.



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