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Articles by Andrew Solomon: Appeared in


Oct 2016

Gay Rights Happened Slowly; Trans Rights, All at Once

As one trans activist said to me, “Trans is who you are; sexuality is whom you bounce it off of,” and people can accept who someone is more readily than what someone ...

May 2008

The Autism Rights Movement

A new wave of activists wants to celebrate atypical brain function as a positive identity, not a disability. Opponents call them dangerously deluded.

Feb 2007

Bush on the Couch

One reads in Bush’s face and in his speeches an inability to conceive of other people as fully human.

Oct 2005

The Blue and the Gray

Review of "Lincoln’s Melancholy," by Joshua Wolf Shenk.