Andrew Sullivan

Commentator, Author

1963 –

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Who is Andrew Sullivan?

Andrew Michael Sullivan is a British author, editor and blogger, resident in the United States. A former editor of The New Republic and the author or editor of six books, Sullivan is an influential blogger and commentator. He was a pioneer of the political blog, starting his in 2000. He eventually moved the blog to various publishing platforms, including Time Magazine, The Atlantic, and the Daily Beast. In 2013 he switched to an independent, subscription based format.

Sullivan's Burkean conservativism is rooted in his British Catholic background and the political philosophy of his mentor, Michael Oakeshott. The Catholic strain of his thinking and the legacy of the Conservative achievement of Catholic Emancipation find expression in his denunciation of clerical child abuse, his mistrust of centralized health care, and in his determined opposition to fundamentalism of all kinds. Sullivan’s embrace of minority rights is expressed not only in his early advocacy of same-sex marriage but also in his contempt for the Republican Southern strategy, and his support of immigration reform. Mockery of cant and hypocrisy has been a common thread in his writing, finding particular expression in a long-running series of near-daily "awards" and "alters" that highlight partisan hyperbole. In economic matters, he advocates intelligent and limited regulation to ensure fair and efficient markets.

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Aug 10, 1963
Also known as
  • Andrew Michael Sullivan
  • Catholicism
  • England
  • United States of America
  • United Kingdom
  • Magdalen College, Oxford
  • Harvard University
  • John F. Kennedy School of Government
  • Reigate Grammar School
  • Blogger

on July 23, 2013


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