Virtually Normal: An Argument about Homosexuality

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Picador, 1996 - Homosexuality - 225 pages
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Virtually Normal is an exploration of today's principal arguments about homosexuality, from the Catholic church to Michel Foucault. It is a book not about individual feelings but about the way society deals - or does not deal - with the homosexual minority. And, finally, it charts a new politics to lead us out of our cultural and political impasse - based not on the behaviour of the private citizen but on the activity of the state - and argues for full equality for homosexuals, especially in marriage and in the military.

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User Review  - Beenish Khan - Goodreads

It might be a ground breaking book in the 90s, but today it's just irrelevant. Neither interesting, nor informative. If not for reading a book starting with V, I think I would have stayed clear of this one. Read full review

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User Review  - Alexis Sanchez - Goodreads

This book "Virtually Normal" written by Andrew Sullivan talked about what he called it ''the homosexual experience" which he grouped most of the arguments about homosexuals into four categories which ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

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.

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