Ryan T. Anderson

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Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D., is the President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

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Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D., is the President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center,.

He is the author or co-author of five books, including the just-released Tearing Us Apart: How Abortion Harms Everything and Solves Nothing. Previous books include When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender MomentTruth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious FreedomWhat Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense, and Debating Religious Liberty and Discrimination. He is the co-editor of A Liberalism Safe for Catholicism? Perspectives from “The Review of Politics.”

Anderson’s research has been cited by two U.S. Supreme Court justices, Justice Samuel Alito and Justice Clarence Thomas, in two Supreme Court cases.

He received his bachelor of arts degree from Princeton University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude, and he received his doctoral degree in political philosophy from the University of Notre Dame. His dissertation was titled: “Neither Liberal Nor Libertarian: A Natural Law Approach to Social Justice and Economic Rights.”

Anderson has made appearances on ABC, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, and Fox News. His work has been published by the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, the Harvard Health Policy Review, the Georgetown Journal of Law and Public PolicyFirst Things, the Claremont Review of Books, and National Review.

He is the John Paul II Teaching Fellow in Social Thought at the University of Dallas, a member of the James Madison Society at Princeton University, and a Fellow of the Institute for Human Ecology at the Catholic University of America, as well as the Founding Editor of Public Discourse, the online journal of the Witherspoon Institute of Princeton, New Jersey.

For 9 years he was the William E. Simon senior research fellow at The Heritage Foundation, and has served as an adjunct professor of philosophy and political science at Christendom College, and a Visiting Fellow at the Veritas Center at Franciscan University. He has also served as an assistant editor of First Things.

Follow him on Twitter at @RyanTAnd. For his latest essays and videos, you can follow his public Facebook page.

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America, Liberalism, and Catholicism

Ryan T. Anderson

Catholics should not think of discussions about the Church’s relationship to American liberalism as a battle royal between competing camps—but as a conversation among friends seeking the truth in community.

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Public Discourse / April 15, 2021

What’s Next for Republicans?

Ryan T. Anderson

Today, a new fusionism is forming that evaluates social, economic, and foreign policies by asking how effectively they defend core American values like life, marriage, work, and religion.

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Princeton Alumni Weekly / March 29, 2021

When Amazon Pulled My Book on Transgender Issues, It Tried to Shut Down Debate

Ryan T. Anderson

People with gender dysphoria aren’t faking it and their situation is tragic. But there is genuine disagreement about the best treatment.

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USA Today / March 19, 2021

Amazon Won’t Let You Read My Book

Ryan T. Anderson

“When Harry Became Sally” addresses the scientific, medical, political and philosophical issues at the heart of our national debate on transgender issues. We should have that debate, and Amazon shouldn’t get in the way.

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The Wall Street Journal / March 17, 2021

INTERVIEW: Ryan T. Anderson Was Made for This Moment

Ryan T. Anderson

EPPC President Ryan T. Anderson talks with Rod Dreher of The American Conservative about Amazon’s book ban, the Equality Act, and the key issues facing social conservatives in the years ahead.

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The American Conservative / March 3, 2021

When Amazon Erased My Book

Ryan T. Anderson

Three years after publication, in the same week that the House of Representatives plans to ram through the Equality Act—a radical transgender bill amending the Civil Rights Act of 1964—Amazon has erased EPPC President Ryan T. Anderson’s book opposing gender ideology from its cyber shelves.

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First Things / February 23, 2021

Biden’s Equality Act Is a Danger to Women’s and Conscience Rights

Ryan T. Anderson

Rather than finding common-sense, narrowly tailored ways to shield LGBT-identifying Americans from truly unjust discrimination, the Equality Act would act as a sword — to persecute those who don’t embrace newfangled gender ideologies.

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The New York Post / February 22, 2021

Religious Liberty Isn’t Enough

Ryan T. Anderson

President Biden’s pledge to heal and unify seems to mean giving the far left everything it demands in the culture wars. Conservatives therefore must resist. Yet in doing so we must avoid the trap of framing every debate as if it were about religious liberty.

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The Wall Street Journal / February 1, 2021