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Jonathan Charles Rauch (born April 26, 1960, Phoenix, Arizona) is an American author, journalist and activist. After graduating from Yale University, Rauch worked at the Winston-Salem Journal in North Carolina, for the National Journal magazine, and later for The Economist magazine and as a freelance writer.

Currently a senior writer and columnist for the National Journal, a correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, a writer-in-residence at the Brookings Institution, and a vice president of the Independent Gay Forum, Rauch is also the author of five books.

A critic of U.S. government public policy in general, and specifically in its relation to homosexuals, Rauch has pursued gay-related topics as an openly gay author since 1991 when he spoke out against hate crime laws in The New Republic. He is an avid proponent of same-sex marriage, which he believes with improve the quality of life of both LGBT people and married heterosexuals. He co-authored an op-ed article in the New York Times that proposed the compromise of nationally-recognised civil unions for gay couples, which he did with the goal of "reconciliation" with religious opponents of same-sex marriage.

Peter H. Wehner, conservative writer and director of the Bush-era Office of Strategic Initiatives, has called Rauch "the most formidable and persuasive voice for same-sex marriage."

Rauch is also well known for an article he wrote in The Atlantic Monthly in March 2003, entitled "Caring for Your Introvert: The habits and needs of a little-understood group". In this article, Rauch described his own experiences as an introvert, and how being an introvert has had an impact on his own life. For many introverts, his piece became a long sought after explanation of their own personality traits. Rauch's original article has drawn more traffic to The Atlantic Monthly site than any other article.

In terms of political philosophy, Rauch has referred to himself as "an admirer of James Madison and Edmund Burke". He has also summarized Burke's views, and his views, in that "utopianism and perfectionism, however well intended, should never displace reasonable caution in making social policy... It's much easier to damage society... than to repair it."

Rauch used to consider himself an atheist, but he has said that "it has been years since I really cared one way or another." He defines his view as apatheism, in which he respects other people's choices of religiosity or absence of religion. He contrasts this with American atheists who seek to evangelize and convert people away from religion, actions that he is critical of.

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Total Books: 12
Kindly Inquisitors The New Attacks on Free Thought Expanded Edition
Gay Marriage Why It Is Good for Gays Good for Straights and Good for America
Gay Marriage  Why It Is Good for Gays Good for Straights and Good for America
Gay Marriage  Why It Is Good for Gays Good for Straights and Good for America
2004 - Gay Marriage Why It Is Good for Gays Good for Straights and Good for America (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780805076332
ISBN-10: 0805076336
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nonfiction, Law, Gay & Lesbian
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Government's End Why Washington Stopped Working
1999 - Government's End Why Washington Stopped Working (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781891620492
ISBN-10: 1891620495
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
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Demosclerosis  The Silent Killer of American Government
1995 - Demosclerosis the Silent Killer of American Government (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780812926323
ISBN-10: 0812926323
Genre: Nonfiction
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Kindly Inquisitors  The New Attacks on Free Thought
1995 - Kindly Inquisitors the New Attacks on Free Thought (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780226705767
ISBN-10: 0226705765
Genre: Nonfiction
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Demosclerosis  The Silent Killer of American Government
1994 - Demosclerosis the Silent Killer of American Government (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780812922578
ISBN-10: 0812922573
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Kindly Inquisitors  The New Attacks on Free Thought
1993 - Kindly Inquisitors the New Attacks on Free Thought (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780226705750
ISBN-10: 0226705757
Genre: Nonfiction
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The Outnation A Search for the Soul of Japan
The Outnation a Search for the Soul of Japan (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780316734479
ISBN-10: 0316734470
Genre: History
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American Finance for the 21st Century
The Outnation A Search for the Soul of Japan
The Outnation a Search for the Soul of Japan (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780875843209
ISBN-10: 0875843204
Genres: Business & Money, History, Reference
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