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.


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

The law may have spoken but the Ferguson verdict is not justice, The Guardian, 25 November 2014

Republicans have called him a dictator. So why can't Obama get his own way? The Guardian, 17 November 2014

Republicans didn't win as big as you think they did. And Obama didn't lose, The Guardian, 5 November 2014

The Republicans: over-reaching and underscoring, The Guardian, 30 October 2014

Ebola has exposed America's fear, and Barack Obama's vulnerability, The Guardian, 19 October 2014

With so many issues off the agenda, no wonder the midterms are a turn-off, The Guardian, 16 October 2014

Michael Brown jury: putting a value on a black life in the United States, The Guardian, 10 October 2014

Carmen Segarra, the whistleblower of Wall Street, The Guardian, 5 October 2014

Obama: the 'yes we can' president with the 'at least I tried' legacy, The Guardian, 22 September 2014

Obama's dilemma is America's appetite for power but aversion to political risk, The Guardian, 8 September 2014

Ferguson's black community must not be given the same ‘justice' as Trayvon Martin, The Guardian, 22 August 2014

In Ferguson the violence of the state created the violence of the street, The Guardian, 18 August 2014

Tales of the cities: the progressive vision of urban America, The Guardian, 10 August 2014

Fifty years on, the civil rights act has remade US politics, The Guardian, 29 June 2014

Who's in control – nation states or global corporations? The Guardian, 2 June 2014

Maya Angelou: a titan who lived as though there were no tomorrow, The Guardian, 29 May 2014

The Truth About Race In America: It's Getting Worse, Not Better, The Nation, 21 May 2014 (9-16 June edition)

Racism is far more than old white men using the N-word, The Guardian, 18 May 2014

Tighter gun control won't stop the violence on its own, The Guardian, 4 May 2014

The Unbearable Whiteness of the American Left, The Nation, 27 April 2014 (May 12 edition)

On race, the US is not as improved as some would have us believe, The Guardian, 20 April 2014

Thought money could buy an American election? You ain't seen nothin' yet, The Guardian, 6 April 2014

Tony Benn knew the rules but would not play the game, The Guardian, 14 March 2014

The CIA has brought darkness to America by fighting in the shadows, The Guardian, 9 March 2014

What the hell is Barack Obama's presidency for? The Guardian, 23 February 2014

Stuart Hall: a class warrior and a class act, The Guardian, 11 February 2014

Coca-Cola's Super Bowl ad showed that some Americans still can't take diversity, The Guardian, 9 February 2014

The State of the Union confirmed only that our union is in a state, The Guardian, 29 January 2014

If Darrin Manning were a high school dropout, he'd still have the right to walk the streets unmolested, The Guardian, 27 January 2014


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