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.


Boris Johnson's Downfall Also Marks Brexit's Final Act, ScheerPost, 8 July 2022

American civil war, New Statesman, 13 January 2021

What Black America Means to Europe, ZNet, 12 June 2020

Can Britain Survive Boris Johnson? The Nation, 16 May 2020

In these bleak times, imagine a world where you can thrive, The Guardian, 10 January 2020

Nationalism needn’t be negative – but it has to be honest, The Guardian, 3 January 2020

Amid defeat, remember – the left is more than Labour, The Guardian, 21 December 2019

Labour won't win again until it works out why it lost, The Guardian, 13 December 2019

From Johnson's lies to Corbyn's promises this election is about trust, The Guardian, 6 December 2019

Given Britain's history it's no surprise that racism still infects our politics, The Guardian, 29 November 2019

After a decade of decay, Labour’s manifesto offers us hope for the future, The Guardian, 22 November 2019

The Tories can’t win without the press. This isn’t how democracy works, The Guardian, 15 November 2019

When Jacob Rees-Mogg lets slip what he really believes, the choices become clear, The Guardian, 8 November 2019

It's voters, not pollsters, who will write the story of this election, The Guardian, 1 November 2019

In its deference to the powerful, our media is failing us, The Guardian, 25 October 2019

Brexit Fatigue Is No Reason to Leave the EU, The Nation, 24 October 2019

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


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