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.


Donald Trump's sanity is not the question. The real issue is how he got into office, The Guardian, 18 October 2019

At its best, Britain can rise to the challenge of racism. In the case of Windrush, it hasn’t,

For those who want to stop no deal, Jeremy Corbyn is the only hope, The Guardian, 4 October 2019

Socialism used to be a dirty word. Is America now ready to embrace it?, The Guardian, 6 September 2019

The American left's 2020 mission: defeat Trump – and change the world, The Guardian, 4 September 2019

Farewell, Theresa May. Your best was far from good enough, The Guardian, 19 July 2019

Syriza's defeat shows the left needs a plan to hold on to power, not just win it, The Guardian, 12 July 2019

Britain is run by a self-serving clique. That’s why it’s in crisis, The Guardian, 5 July 2019

Pictures of dead migrants inspire our sympathy. But what use is that to them? The Guardian, 28 June 2019

The shameful truth about Britain’s response to Grenfell, The Guardian, 14 June 2019

Our glorious past is what we remember. The brutality behind it we’ve forgotten, The Guardian, 31 May 2019

Shocked by the rise of the right? Then you weren't paying attention, The Guardian, 24 May 2019

If you didn’t desert Labour over the Iraq war, why give up on it over Brexit? The Guardian, 17 May 2019

The missing ingredient in today’s debates? Generosity, The Guardian, 11 May 2019

Farage and Extinction Rebellion: two politics of protest, only one has a future, The Guardian, 26 April 2019

White supremacy feeds on mainstream encouragement. That has to stop, The Guardian, 5 April 2019

Brexit is not the cause of Britain's political breakdown. It's a symptom, The Guardian, 21 March 2019

These gaffes expose British politics’ real issue with race, The Guardian, 13 March 2019

Teenagers are being killed. But more policing is too simple an answer, The Guardian, 6 March 2019

The Role of Media in Democracy: An Interview With Gary Younge by Vaios Triantafyllou, Truthout, 2 March 2019

Trump’s a racist conman – and that’s the brand America bought, The Guardian, 28 February 2019

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


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