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 2018 he was awarded feature writer of the year at the Society of Editors Press Awards in Britain and feature of the year at the Amnesty Media Awards. In 2015 he was awarded the David Nyhan prize for political journalism from The Shrenstein Centre for Media, Politics and Public Policy from Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government.

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Featured Work
  • Newtown Shootings and Gun Control
  • With 28, including 20 children, shot dead in Connecticut, it's not "politics" but basic decency to insist America have this debate.

  • Is The Republican Party Dead?
  • Nope. Republican courting of white people was based on strategy not principle. To reach out wider would not require a great leap.

  • A Racially Polarised Election
  • As their once core demographic diminishes, Republicans are going to any lengths to capture and keep the white vote.

  • The World As Seen By Republicans
  • US conservatives are increasingly keen to interpret their country's woes primarily in terms of threats from abroad.

  • 'It's About Peace'
  • Rep. Barbara Lee, this year's keynote speaker at The Nation Institute's Annual Gala Dinner, talks about her lone vote against the war in Afghanistan.

  • Mitt Romney is No Winner
  • Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are the Republican frontrunners but only by default their respective sides couldn't find anyone better

  • How to Be President in a Fact-Free America
  • There's no winning an argument with a right-wing that stubbornly refuses to acknowledge clear-as-day facts, so Obama should focus instead on winning back his own side.

  • What Soccer Says About Us
  • The World Cup revealed a lot about the nature of various national identities through their projection onto groups of eleven men.

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