Political commentator, author, and contributor to New York magazine, Andrew Sullivan has become one of America’s leading public intellectuals for his deep understanding and analysis of the political landscape. Sullivan’s ever-evolving perspective on the complex and uncertain state of affairs transcends left, right, or center, and adheres to a moral code rare among pundits.
As America continues to grapple with its identity, its values, and its future, Sullivan says that “in an incredibly mixed, multi-racial, multi-cultural society, it’s important to remember this: there’s never been, in the history of the world, a country this large with this many cultures and ethnicities in it. Never. It’s a challenge and we’re not living up to it right now.”
From 2000 to 2015, Sullivan’s blog, The Dish, covered the major political and cultural events and helped legitimize the medium as a news source. He is at work on two books: Keeping the Faith, a spiritual memoir about the relevance of Christianity in the 21st Century, and Thinking Out Loud, a 30-year retrospective of essays, reviews and blog posts.
As the youngest editor-in-chief at The New Republic, Sullivan was named Editor of the Year and received multiple National Magazine Awards. Author of Here Comes the Groom: A (Conservative) Case for Gay Marriage and The Conservative Soul: Fundamentalism, Freedom, and the Future of the Right, Sullivan is a regular panelist on Real Time with Bill Maher.