How Obama's Long Game Will Outsmart His Critics
(January 15, 2012)
The right calls him a socialist, the left says he sucks up to Wall Street, and independents think he's a wimp. Andrew Sullivan on how the president may just end up outsmarting them all.
Virtually Normal is a study of societal attitudes toward homosexuality. It identifies the reasons behind discrimination and explains why and how such discrimination should be countered with rational, logical arguments.
Same-Sex Marriage: Pro and Con, A Reader
Same-Sex Marriage is a diverse collection of essays and articles that explores the issue of same-sex marriages in America, addressing religious arguments for and against, legal and constitutional precedents, the issue of adoption, and other key questions.
The Atlantic Cover Story: Dear President Bush,
An open letter to the one man who can repair the moral damage caused by torture.
Here Comes the Groom: A (Conservative) Case for Gay Marriage" (reprint of 1989 essay)
(August 28, 1989)
Andrew Sullivan's groundbreaking argument for gay marriage, "Here Comes the Groom." Rational and passionate, Sullivan makes a case for conservatives and liberals alike.
Click to read. Reposted by Slate.
Intimations Pursued: The Voice of Practice in the Conversation of Michael Oakeshott
The Conservative Soul: Fundamentalism, Freedom, and the Future of the Right
What does it mean to be a conservative anymore? With the Iraq war, the rise of Christian fundamentalism, exploding government spending, soaring debt, insecure borders, and an executive branch with greater and greater power, conservatives are debating this question with more urgency. In this bold and powerful book, Sullivan makes an impassioned call to rescue conservatism from the corruption of the Republican far right.
Through an incisive look at the rise of Western fundamentalism, he argues that conservatives cannot in good conscience keep supporting a party that believes in its own God-given mission to change people's souls, instead of protecting their liberties. He carefully charts the arguments of the new conservatism, showing why they betray the conservative tradition from Edmund Burke to Ronald Reagan. Sullivan champions a political philosophy based on skepticism and reason, rather than certainty and fundamentalism. He defends a Christianity that is sincere but not intolerant; and a politics that respects religion by keeping its distance. And he makes a provocative, heartfelt case for a revived conservatism at peace with the modern world, dedicated to restraining government and empowering individuals to live rich and fulfilling lives.
Love Undetectable: Notes on Friendship, Sex, and Survival
In Love Undetectable, Andrew Sullivan tells stories of those who survived AIDS and those who did not. He talks candidly about sex, promiscuity, and risk-taking, delivering strong words to the religious establishment for its silence, and to the gay establishment for its denial.