Ta-Nehisi Coates Praises ‘Joyous Heretic’ Andrew Sullivan’s Blog

Last week, Andrew Sullivan announced he would be shuttering his pioneering political blog, The Dish, after 15 years of near-daily musings. The reasons for Sullivan’s exit from the blogosphere were clearly laid out: health issues brought on by “years of daily, hourly, always-on-deadline stress,” and a general fatigue with the unrelenting, hair-trigger pace of digital life.

Monday, The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates — whose cover story “The Case for Reparations” was a finalist for a 2015 National Magazine Award — penned a thoughtful piece on Sullivan’s legacy as a public intellectual, crediting the former blogger as a guiding influence on his own work.

To read Ta-Nehisi Coates’ full piece, head over to The Atlantic.

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