Virtually Normal An Argument about Homosexuality

ISBN-10: 0679746145
ISBN-13: 9780679746140
Edition: N/A
Authors: Andrew Sullivan
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/17/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

no subject has divided contemporary America more bitterly than homosexuality.  Addressing the full range of the debate in this pathbreaking book, Andrew Sullivan, the former editor of The New Republic, restores both reason and humanity to the discussion over how a predominantly heterosexual society should deal with its homosexual citizens. Sympathetically yet relentlessly, Sullivan assesses the prevailing public positions on homosexuality--from prohibitionist to liberationist and from conservative to liberal.  In their place, he calls for a politics of homosexuality that would guarantee the rights of gays and lesbians without imposing tolerance.  At once deeply personal and impeccably reasoned, written with elegance and wit, Virtually Normal will challenge readers of every persuasion; no book is more likely to transform out sexual politics in the coming decades.

Andrew Sullivan was born in southern England on August 10, 1963. He attended Magdalen College, Oxford, where he took a first in modern history and modern languages. In 1984, he won a Harkness Fellowship to Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He interned at the Centre for Policy Studies, where he wrote a policy paper on the environment entitled Greening the Tories. He received a master's degree in public administration and a Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University. His doctoral thesis, Intimations Pursued: The Voice of Practice in the Conversation of Michael Oakeshott, won the government department prize. He was a senior editor of The New Republic, a contributor to the New York Times Magazine, and a columnist for The Sunday Times (London). He is the author of several books including Virtually Normal: An Argument About Homosexuality, Same-Sex Marriage: Pro and Con, and Love Undetectable: Notes on Friendship, Sex and Survival. He is one of the world's most widely read bloggers.

Preface
Prologue: What Is a Homosexual?
The Prohibitionists
The Liberationists
The Conservatives
The Liberals
A Politics of Homosexuality
Epilogue: What Are Homosexuals For?
Afterword to the Vintage Edition
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