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Gary Younge

Author Bios

Gary Younge


Gary Younge, the Alfred Knobler Journalism Fellow at The Nation Institute, is the New York correspondent for the Guardian and the author of The Speech: The Story Behind Dr Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream (Haymarket). His previous books include Who Are We—And Should it Matter in the 21st Century? (Nation Books), Stranger in a Strange Land: Travels in the Disunited States (New Press), and No Place Like Home: A Black Briton's Journey Through the Deep South (Mississippi).


News and Features

The one thing I never thought I’d have to explain to Americans is why monarchy is a bad idea. Apparently, I’m wrong.

Libya is not Iraq. And yet the flaws in logic, strategy and morality remain the same.

Why is Haley Barbour so eager to turn Mississippi into a civil rights tourist attraction?

When Obama can't convince American conservatives of verifiable facts, what hope does he have of convincing them to support his policies?

Its partisans may be in search of political purpose, but that shouldn't make liberals complacent.

It's not hard to understand why Americans want to forget all about Afghanistan. But remembering the war would demand a necessary reckoning.

In the George W. Bush years, there was little political capital in scapegoating Muslims. Now, apparently, there's a lot.

What can the World Cup teach us about national identity and belonging?

EU countries traded democracy for prosperity. These days, they're missing it.


The process of the handover from Prime Minister Tony Blair toChancellor Gordon Brown has long been scripted. Act I began with the...
So much for freedom of speech, let alone thought. The play My Name Is Rachel Corrie, directed in London by actor Alan Rickman anddue to...