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Andrew Sullivan    

Writer-at-large at New York; Former Editor-in-Chief of The New Republic Magazine & Political Blogger

Sullivan’s popular blog, The Daily Dish, can be found on the homepage of, where his incisive and blunt observations about current events and people in the news reach millions.He also writes for New York.

The former editor-in-chief of The New Republic magazine, Sullivan was the youngest editor in its history and was acknowledged for making the magazine more relevant to readers of his generation. He stirred controversy with his widely influential critique of the Clinton health-care plan, the publication of Charles Murray’s The Bell Curve, his pioneering coverage of gay rights, the Supreme Court and affirmative action, and his acclaimed reporting and writing on the Bosnian War. He was named Editor of the Year by Adweek and received National Magazine Awards for Reporting, General Excellence and Public Interest.

In his latest book, The Conservative Soul: How We Lost It, How to Get It Back (October 2006), Sullivan delivers a defense of old-style conservatism and makes an impassioned call to rescue conservatism from the Republican far right, which, he says, has become the first fundamentally religious political party in America.

Sullivan’s critically-acclaimed landmark book, Virtually Normal: An Argument About Homosexuality, was the first to argue for civil marriage rights for gay couples. It set the gay rights movement’s agenda for the following decade. He also is the author of Same Sex Marriage: Pro and Con and Love Undetectable: Notes on Friendship, Sex and Survival. A practicing Catholic, he has challenged the Church’s position on gay life and has written extensively on the crises in the Church.

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His articles have appeared in The New Republic, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post and Esquire, with titles ranging from “What I Got Wrong About the War” and “The Horrors Really Are Your America, Mr. Bush” to “The Real Gay Agenda: Addressing Some Misconceptions” and “My Problem With Christianism.”

A seasoned speaker known for his sharp debating and oratorical skills, Sullivan s a regular guest on The Chris Matthews Show. He has appeared on many other programs, including Charlie Rose, Anderson Cooper 360°, Meet The Press, Face the Nation, Nightline, NPR’s Fresh Air and Larry King Live.

A native of England, Sullivan came to the U.S. on a Harkness Fellowship, the British equivalent of the Rhodes Scholarship. He holds an M.A. in Public Administration from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and a Ph.D in political philosophy from its Government Department. He earned his undergraduate degree at Oxford, where he honed his speaking skills as President of the Oxford Student Union, the debating and political center of the University.


A Word With: Andrew Sullivan - The New York Times
Andrew Sullivan wrote one of the first major articles making the case for marriage equality, in The New Republic in 1989, and then spent the next 25 years ...
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Andrew Sullivan, blogger and editor of The Dish, announced on Wednesday that he will be giving up blogging after a nearly 15-year run. "There comes a time ...
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