Journalist Andrew Sullivan to Present ‘The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage’

March 12, 2015 | by the Office of Communications and Public Affairs

Journalist, blogger and author Andrew Sullivan wants to redeem American conservatism from what he sees as the fundamentalist excess of the Republican far right wing.

Sullivan will present The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage on April 2 at Elmhurst College.

Andrew Sullivan has been called “one of the most widely read, influential and prolific political voices online.” Through his pioneering blog The Dish, which began in 2000 and ended last month, Sullivan chronicled every major political and cultural moment in real time, helping to legitimize the medium by publishing 250 to 300 posts a week that reached some 1.3 million subscribers.

Sullivan was The New Republic’s youngest editor-in-chief, acknowledged for making the magazine more relevant to his generation. After working for TIME and The New York TimesMagazine, he served as a senior editor for The Atlantic.

In his book The Conservative Soul: How We Lost It, How to Get It Back, Sullivan makes an impassioned call to rescue conservatism from the Republican far right. He argues for the revival of a conservative tradition based on practical restraint, individual freedom, constitutional norms and skepticism.

Sullivan’s talk will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, in the Founders Lounge of the Frick Center.  Admission is $10 for the general public and free for Elmhurst College students, faculty, staff and alumni.  After the lecture, Sullivan will be available to sign books. Copies of his book Love Undetectable: Notes on Friendship, Sex, and Survival will be available for purchase.

Tickets to the lecture are available online. For more information, call (630) 617-3390.

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