Gary Younge
  • Programs: Nation Books, Fellows

    Gary Younge, Alfred Knobler Fellow at The Nation Institute, is an award-winning columnist for the Guardian and The Nation and an acclaimed author. His most recent book is Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives which won the J. Anthony Lukas Prize. In 2009 he won the British James Cameron award for his coverage of the 2008 presidential election. His previous books include The Speech: The Story Behing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s DreamWho Are We — and Should it Matter in the 21st Century?, Stranger in a Strange Land: Encounters in the Disunited States, and No Place Like Home: A Black Briton's Journey Through the American South. Formerly the Belle Zeller visiting professor of public policy and social administration at Brooklyn College, CUNY, he has two honorary degrees from British universities.

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Featured Work
  • Remembering Eduardo Galeano
  • Galeano, who died on Monday, spoke to Gary Younge in 2013 about history, forgetfulness, and his book Children of the Days.

  • Irresponsible Power
  • Who's accountable for Ferguson's crimes? No one, it seems.

  • Maya Angelou, American Titan
  • America has not just lost a talented Renaissance woman and a gifted raconteur — it has lost a connection to its recent past.

  • Freelance Stop-and-Shoot
  • The murder of Jordan Davis — like that of Renisha McBride, Trayvon Martin, and so many others — reflects a racist culture in which the black body is considered fair game.

  • South Africa Looks Back
  • The people celebrate the man and the revolutionary, while venting frustration with the path his party has taken.

  • GOP Makes Poor Pay to Balance Budget
  • The impetus to cut food stamps is ideological not fiscal, and low-wages mean work provides no guarantee against hunger.

  • The Heroism of Antoinette Tuff
  • The way she talked down a gunman at her school, armed only with her faith, shows we needn't assume the worst in others.

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