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Andrew Sullivan on American political discourse and rescuing conservatism in 2021 – 60 Minutes

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Andrew Sullivan has been an influential and controversial voice for more than 30 years. He’s a conservative author, editor and blogger. As a British-American, his style combines the perception of an outsider with the devotion of a native son. When we met, at his home on Cape Cod, we found Sullivan anxious about the future of the republic. Too many Americans, he told us, are no longer the citizens that the founders were counting on. 

Andrew Sullivan: The American Constitution was set up for people who can reason and argue and aren’t afraid of it, and then reach compromises, the whole thing is designed that way.  Well, if you’re in a tribe, and all that matters is the victory of your tribe, and you have all the truth, and your other tribe has none of it. And you have all the virtue, and the other side has none of it, you can’t behave that way. You can’t make it work. This country came to the point where we had violence in the usual peaceful transfer of…

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