Gary Younge

Gary Younge is a Guardian columnist and feature writer based in the US. In 2009 he was awarded the James Cameron prize for journalism for his reporting of the 2008 US presidential election. His books include Stranger in a Strange Land: Encounters in the Disunited States and No Place Like Home, shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award. He lives with his family in New York City.


Gary Younge, Who Are We – And Should It Matter in the 21st Century? Penguin Books 2011.


Shamima Begum has a right to British citizenship, whether you like it or not, The Guardian, 21 February 2019

After a life of striving, Andrea Levy got the acclaim she deserved, The Guardian, 15 February 2019

Britain needs more time on Brexit, but we shouldn’t entrust it to Theresa May, The Guardian, 15 February 2019

Liam Neeson’s interview shows that for some, black people are still not fully human, The Guardian, 5 February 2019

So, poorer Brexiters voted to be worse off? There’s nothing wrong in that, The Guardian, 1 February 2019

Trump and the Brexiters must own the mess they lied us into, The Guardian, 10 January 2019

Lewis Hamilton misspoke on Stevenage's ‘slums'. In fact, this town can teach us a lot, The Guardian, 20 December 2018

Don't pity May. Her immigration obsession helped get us into this mess, The Guardian, 13 December 2018

The new wave of Democrats owes a huge debt to people power, The Guardian, 29 November 2018

Deal or No Deal? The Season Finale of the United Kingdom, The Nation, 28 November 2018

From Trump to Boris Johnson: how the wealthy tell us what ‘real folk’ want, The Guardian, 23 November 2018

The British state has given up on the children who need it most, The Guardian, 16 November 2018

Democrats’ win of the House creates a dam that can block Trump's agenda, The Guardian, 7 November 2018

'Don't boo. Vote': parties draw biggest names to boost Wisconsin turnout, The Guardian, 2 November 2018

Why democracy will be the biggest loser in the US midterms, The Guardian, 2 November 2018

Trump’s words have consequences, and he can no longer deny it, The Guardian, 25 October 2018

It comes as no shock that the powerful hate ‘identity politics', The Guardian, 5 October 2018

Don't let the Windrush outrage die while the scandal continues, The Guardian, 20 September 2018

Think we can rewind to the heady days before Trump and Brexit? Think again, The Guardian, 7 September 2018

Trump's base may not like him, but they're not about to ditch him, The Guardian, 24 August 2018

Jeremy Corbyn needs to take on his critics with a major speech. Here's what he should say, The Guardian, 16 August 2018

Dare to Dream of a World Without Borders, Information Clearing House, 14 August 2018

For May, the ‘special relationship’ means craven compliance, The Guardian, 12 July 2018

Rudderless and riven by Brexit, the Tories have only one ambition left, The Guardian, 6 July 2018

The NHS, Windrush and the debt we owe to immigration, The Guardian, 22 June 2018

The radical lessons of a year reporting on knife crime, The Guardian, 21 June 2018

It's not Harry and Meghan. It's the monarchy I oppose, The Guardian, 19 May 2018

From Windrush to Grenfell, the powerful only see tragedy when it suits them, The Guardian, 11 May 2018

Nearly every mass killer is a man. Why aren't we talking about that? The Guardian, 26 April 2018

With Windrush, Theresa May mistook a national treasure for an easy target, The Guardian, 20 April 2018

Hounding Commonwealth citizens is no accident. It's cruelty by design, The Guardian, 13 April 2018

Martin Luther King: how a rebel leader was lost to history, The Guardian, 4 April 2018

Trump and Brexit Are Symptoms of the Same Failure to Reckon With Racism, The Nation, 30 March 2018

Fifteen years on, the Iraq war is still poisoning our national life, The Guardian, 29 March 2018

Trump's presidency is unravelling. But he won't fall without a push, The Guardian, 15 March 2018

Young people can't change US gun law alone – but they could tip the balance, The Guardian, 23 February 2018

Big business is hijacking our radical past. We must stop it, The Guardian, 9 February 2018

How the far right has perfected the art of deniable racism, The Guardian, 26 January 2018

This is not a Corbynite coup, it's a mandate for his radical agenda, The Guardian, 19 January 2018

How Scotland reduced knife deaths among young people by Gary Younge and

My Travels in White America – a Land of Anxiety, Division and Pockets of Pain, Information Clearing House, 8 November 2017

Why interviewing Richard Spencer was a risk worth taking, The Guardian, 8 November 2017

Jeremy Corbyn Could Be the Next British Prime Minister. Now Comes the Hard Part, The Nation, 20 October 2017

End all immigration controls – they're a sign we value money more than people, The Guardian, 16 October 2017

Why Americans won’t give up their guns, The Guardian, 6 October 2017

Remember this about Donald Trump. He knows the depths of American bigotry, The Guardian, 26 September 2017

How to Lose Elections and Influence People, The Nation, 22 September 2017

A shock to the system: how Corbyn changed the rules of British politics, The Guardian, 16 June 2017

Despite all the smears and distortions, this was a victory for hope, The Guardian, 10 June 2017

We were told Corbyn was ‘unelectable'. His fightback shows he's anything but, The Guardian, 6 June 2017

Jeremy Corbyn has defied his critics to become Labour’s best hope of survival, The Guardian, 22 May 2017

The knife crime crisis is national. The solutions must be local, The Guardian, 1 May 2017

The cause of death that dare not speak its name: austerity, The Guardian, 15 April 2017

Trump fears terrorists, but more Americans are shot dead by toddlers, The Guardian, 8 February 2017

Trump's first speech in office was unapologetic appeal to nationalism, The Guardian, 20 January 2017

Donald Trump Is Not Too Big to Fail, The Nation, 6 January 2017

Democracy in peril – It’s time to get involved Ruth Potts speaks to Gary Younge, Red Pepper, 4 January 2017

Review: 'Another Day in the Death of America,' by Gary Younge by Chris Serres, Star Tribune, 11 November 2016

Note to America: Don’t Be So Sure You’ve Put Trump Behind You, The Nation, 30 October 2016

Tomgram: Gary Younge, America's Deserving and Undeserving Dead Children,, 23 October 2016

Why the Gun-Control Movement Fails, The Nation, 18 October 2016

A British Journalist Grapples With U.S. Gun Culture by Gary Younge and Uri Friedman, ZNet, 11 October 2016

Another Day in the Death of America by Gary Younge – review by Gillian Slovo, The Guardian, 26 September 2016

Now Labour’s two sides can start to bridge the great divide, The Guardian, 25 September 2016

Kids killed by guns: America's daily nightmare by Gary Younge and Laurence Topham, The Guardian, 23 September 2016 (video)

Corbyn’s critics are hellbent on destroying the party they claim to love, The Guardian, 13 July 2016

‘Is Angela Eagle really better than Jeremy Corbyn?' – Guardian writers on Labour's leadership by Gary Younge and others, The Guardian, 11 July 2016

Bring the Dallas murderers to justice. And the killers of black people too, The Guardian, 8 July 2016

Brexit: a disaster decades in the making, The Guardian, 30 June 2016

Orlando shooting exposes so many of America's faultlines, The Guardian, 12 June 2016

Racism is a system of oppression, not a series of bloopers, The Guardian, 4 May 2016

Black lives don’t matter: why stories of death on the streets rarely get told, The Guardian, 23 February 2016

Hope and change are all but gone. Obama's got nothing to lose any more, The Guardian, 13 January 2016

It's abundantly clear that the left can gain ground – but it cannot yet hold it, The Guardian, 19 December 2015

Donald Trump shows hate speech is now out and proud in the mainstream, The Guardian, 8 December 2015

Shoot-to-kill won't make us safe from terror – just sorry, The Guardian, 18 November 2015

The Trouble With Jeremy Corbyn's Mainstream Revolution, The Nation, 29 October 2015

No, Theresa May – immigration is not the real threat to national cohesion, The Guardian, 6 October 2015

So Cameron was young and reckless. Lucky he wasn't young, reckless and poor, The Guardian, 21 September 2015

Corbyn victory energises the alienated and alienates the establishment, The Guardian, 13 September 2015

The turmoil of today's world: leading writers respond to the refugee crisis by Pankaj Mishra, Ahdaf Soueif, Arundhati Roy, Gary Younge and others, The Guardian, 12 September 2015

State-sanctioned killings without trial: are these Cameron's British values? The Guardian, 8 September 2015

Farewell to America, The Guardian, 1 July 2015

Why Hillary's biggest liability is still Bill (and no, it's not about sex), The Guardian, 8 June 2015

The US can't keep track of how many people its police kill. We're counting because lives matter, The Guardian, 1 June 2015

Far from facing the truth, the US is telling new lies about Iraq, The Guardian, 25 May 2015

Mediterranean migrants: No one makes this journey just to pick up benefits, The Guardian, 26 April 2015

White guilt won't fix America's race problem. Only justice and equality will, The Guardian, 10 April 2015

Deluded and dysfunctional, the Republicans have lost the plot, The Guardian, 8 February 2015

American Sniper illustrates the west's morality blind spots, The Guardian, 26 January 2015

Paris Attacks Will Bolster the Right-Wing Front National, The Nation, 14 January 2015

Charlie Hebdo: the danger of polarised debate, The Guardian, 11 January 2015

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