Virtually Normal: An Argument about Homosexuality

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Alfred A. Knopf, 1995 - Homosexuality. - 209 pages
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"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 with 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 our sexual politics in the coming decades."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Virtually normal: an argument about homosexuality

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From the first page, one gets the impression that something important is happening here: this is a level-headed, clearly argued discussion of gay rights, the homosexual, and society. The author ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cam White - Goodreads

The author's characterization and explanation of the four main arguments about homosexuality were interesting and rang true, but much of the book was written in political and psychological jargon that went over my head. Definitely a good read if you are interested in law about homosexuality. Read full review

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Andrew Sullivan was editor of The New Republic from 1991 to 1996.  He holds a B. A. in modern history and modern languages from Oxford University and a Ph. D. in political science from Harvard University.  He lives in Washington, D. C.

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