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Gary Younge


Gary Younge, a member of The Nation’s editorial board, is a professor of sociology at the University of Manchester.

  • ActivismAugust 23, 2007

    The Dog Days of War

    Cindy Sheehan taught us that the only way to reach those who will go to the polls is by taking to the streets.

    Gary Younge

  • August 3, 2007

    Snakes on a Cruise!

    Who’s on this ship? A lot of nice, intelligent people, a few 9/11 conspiracists, a self-righteous blowhard or two and an undercover reporter for the New York Times.

    Gary Younge

  • Criminal JusticeJune 14, 2007

    Shots in the Dark

    When guns claim lives where any middle-class child might be, America mourns. But in barrios, projects and trailer parks, it’s as if the crime never happened.

    Gary Younge

  • Regions and CountriesMay 17, 2007

    Labour Crowns King Brown

    The one pledge Gordon Brown can deliver that would make his transition to power meaningful is to withdraw from Iraq immediately.

    Gary Younge

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  • May 10, 2007

    Blair Bows Out

    The process of the handover from Prime Minister Tony Blair toChancellor Gordon Brown has long been scripted. Act I began with the thrashedlocal elections–Labour lost councils all over the countryand the Scottish National Party became the largest party in theScottish Parliament. Brown wanted Blair to take responsibility for that.

    Gary Younge

  • The Good Victim

    Why do we hand-pick seemingly pure and innocent victims of injustice–such as the Rutgers basketball players–in order to combat American racism?

    Gary Younge

  • HistoryFebruary 21, 2007

    White History 101

    Why can’t white people and black people have access to a shared history that is accurate, honest, antiracist and inclusive?

    Gary Younge

  • Foreign PolicyJanuary 22, 2007

    The Illogic of Empire

    Iraq is America’s colonial war. Arguments for maintaining colonial rule in India are almost identical to the justifications offered for the continuing presence of US troops in Iraq and escalation of the war.

    Gary Younge

  • ElectionsNovember 26, 2006

    Their Opportunism, Our Opportunity

    Mainstream media have transformed the permanent presidential campaign into a never-ending soap opera. Progressives must create the movements that will influence whoever decides to run.

    Gary Younge

  • PoliticsOctober 27, 2006

    Obama: Black Like Me

    Barack Obama has fallen prey to the soft bigotry of unreasonable expectations from both the right and left.

    Gary Younge