Andrew Sullivan On His Early Influences (Part One)

This fortnight, while Andrew and I are on our annual Dishcation in August, we are airing a two-part interview of Andrew from 2012, conducted by the journalist Johann Hari (author of the bestselling books "Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs" and "Lost Connections: Why You’re Depressed and How to Find Hope"). The interview delves into Andrew's early life in England with a working-class Irish-Catholic family, becoming the first to go to college, then arriving in America at Harvard, coming out as gay, discovering his philosophical guiding light, Michael Oakeshott, and much more. I vividly remember listening to this interview, almost a decade ago, because it was one of the most revealing conversations I’ve ever heard of Andrew (and I’ve known him a long time). Johann has a real knack for allowing people to reveal themselves. Get full access to The Weekly Dish at

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