Andrew Sullivan

In terms of our liberal democracy and constitutional order, Trump is an extinction-level event.

Andrew Sullivan is an Oxford graduate who received his PhD from Harvard University. He has written extensively on a wide range of topics, including the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, civil liberties, the legalization of marijuana, human rights and the future of media. A practicing Catholic, he has challenged the Church's position on gay life in his books and television appearances on shows such as “Real Time” with Bill Maher.

Sullivan is a contributing editor at New York magazine, blogger, author and a popular source of provocative and astute political and social commentary.

From 2000 to 2015, Sullivan chronicled almost every major political and cultural moment on his blog, The Dish. During those 15 years, at Time Magazine, The Atlantic and independently, he helped legitimize the digital medium by publishing an incredible 250 to 300 posts a week.

Sullivan joined New York magazine as contributing editor in 2016, covering politics and culture. Also in 2016, Sullivan announced he was working on two new books: Keeping the Faith, a spiritual memoir about the future and meaning of Christianity in the 21st century, and a 30-year retrospective of essays, reviews and posts, entitled Thinking Out Loud.

Sullivan was The New Republic’s youngest editor-in-chief, was named editor of the year by Adweek and received multiple National Magazine Awards. He also worked for Time Magazine, The New York Times Magazine and served as a senior editor for The Atlantic.

Sullivan was an early activist for gay rights. His books Here Comes the Groom: A (Conservative) Case for Gay Marriage, published in 1989, and 1995’s Virtually Normal: An Argument about Homosexuality set the agenda for the gay rights movement for two decades.