Angel Eduardo

Angel Eduardo


Angel Eduardo is a writer, musician, photographer, and designer based in New York City, best known for creating the rhetorical concept of star-manning—where we engage not only with the best version of our opponent’s argument, but also with the best version of our opponent. His writing has been featured in Quillette, Newsweek, Areo Magazine, and The Caribbean Writer, among other print and online publications. Through his work, Angel hopes to foster more productive conversations on the topics of the day, all bolstered by his own six words of advice: Be kind; we’re all first drafts.

What is liberalism to you?

Liberalism is a principle that, at bottom, acknowledges truths that seem dichotomous but are in fact complementary: that each of us is at once an individual human being and also inextricably tied to and reflected by all others through our common humanity. Liberalism is the recognition that these truths compel us to respect the rights of the individual in order to produce a healthy collective, and go on to achieve moral and social progress.

Who are you?

At my core I am a storyteller. I have been writing and crafting stories since I could lift a crayon, and have spent the bulk of my life finding ways to use my skills and sensibilities to communicate with others, or to help them communicate with one another.

Whether it’s through music, photography, fiction, poetry, or persuasive essays, my goal has always been to tell people a story—about me, about them, about us—in a way that is compelling and, hopefully, as enriching and inspiring to them as so much art has been for me.

In short, I am someone with an intense desire to use their powers for good, who wants to leave the world a little better than how he found it.

What do you do?

I think, I listen, I read, I write, I speak, I perform, I express, I entertain, I craft, I collaborate, I cheerlead, and I hope.

Favorite things?

Favorite book: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Márquez

Favorite animal: Humans

Favorite color: Green

Favorite song: “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen

Favorite food: Caribbean

Favorite place to visit: Somewhere I’ve never been

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