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Articles by Andrew Solomon: Appeared in


Jun 2013

Falling in Love with Marriage

This fresh social justice is infusing the very air, and I am breathing it as though it were a new oxygen.

Apr 2013

Medical Progress, Social Progress, and Legal Regression

Choice strengthens families no matter what choice they make.

Aug 2012

The Legitimate Children of Rape

Rape is a permanent damage; it leaves not scars, but open wounds.

May 2012

A Birthday and Two Weddings

If we countenance one form of bias, we have no platform from which to fight any other.

Oct 2011

Elegy for Qaddafi

Freedom from Muammar Qaddafi and his family is very good news for Libya; indeed, his demise is good news for the world.

Aug 2011

Enigmas and Lies in Libya

As rebel forces enter Tripoli, the big question is what will happen to the Qaddafi regime.

Jun 2011

On My Mother, and Dr. Kevorkian

To allow her to die as she wished, we had to lie, and cheat, and break the law, and that behavior was antithetical to the way we had and have lived.

Mar 2011

Why Qaddafi Has To Go

To contemplate the idea that there would ever be a correlation between what Qaddafi said and what he did is to miss the central tenet of his rule.

Feb 2011

How Qaddafi Lost Libya

Modern Libya is an artificial construct, a remnant of colonialism. The glue holding it together is failing, and the warnings of chaos are real.

Aug 2009

Megrahi’s Compassionate Release

Does the possibility that someone has been wrongly imprisoned increase the imperative to offer compassionate release?