Andrew Sullivan is a legend of modern journalism -- here and across the pond -- and I'm pleased to announce he will be the guest at The Q&A Cafe on Friday, January 27. Its about time, because I've been asking him for a decade. Believing as I do in serendipity, this date may be the best timing for an interview with Andrew as it will be just a week after the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. Some of the most biting commentary about the 2016 election and Trump's win can be found in Andrew's cover stories and columns for New York Magazine.
Andrew, who is the ultimate multi-hyphenate (Irish/British-Oxford-Harvard-Conservative-Gay-Catholic-HIVPositive-Activist-Editor-Blogger-Pioneer), and those are not in any particular order; they all count. He has been called the most influential political writer of his generation. Read more about him here.
Andrew arrived on the Washington political and journalism scene dramatically in 1986 when he was named editor of The New Republic, an opening round in a career of writing brilliantly and making noise, and stirring controversy on many fronts. Before the recent election, he predicted a Trump win.
With the political ascent of Donald Trump, when I think of Andrew, and his vocal outrage, I think of the iconic "Howard Beale" line from the film Network: "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore."
In sum, you won't want to miss this lunchtime interview, which will happen at the George Town Club, with seating at 11:45, program at 12:15, for a fee of $35, all inclusive of lunch. For reservations please call 202-333-9330 and ask for Joe Pikovsky, or send him an email.
Note: I will never become smart enough to keep up with Andrew in an interview, but I promise to try!