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
  • 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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