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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.

  • Regions and CountriesSeptember 28, 2006

    Blair, Brown, Blah

    Tony Blair’s sorry record on Iraq, Afghanistan and Lebanon–and the rise of a new, viable leader of the Conservative Party–could spell doom for Gordon Brown and the Labour Party.

    Gary Younge

  • FictionSeptember 7, 2006

    Londonistan Calling

    Gautam Malkani’s new novel explores the cross-section of youth culture, heritage and identity in London’s polyglot, postcolonial neighborhoods.

    Gary Younge

  • CitiesAugust 31, 2006

    New Orleans Forsaken

    One year later, how will we come to terms with what happened when Hurricane Katrina washed up the disenfranchised most people, including the President, have tried to forget?

    Gary Younge

  • ActivismJune 15, 2006

    Rebels With a Cause

    A new generation of student activists is flexing its muscles, rolling back employment rules in France, demanding education reform in Chile and fighting for immigrant rights in the US.

    Gary Younge

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  • Political FiguresMay 18, 2006

    George & Tony’s Not So Excellent Adventure

    If democracy represents the will of the people, then there is either something wrong with democracy in the United States and Britain or something wrong with the people on both sides of the Atlantic.

    Gary Younge

  • April 20, 2006

    The Battle of New Orleans

    The candidates for New Orleans mayor–two white, one black–differ little on the issues. Voters may rely on the symbolism of race, but it will take more than melanin to rebuild this city.

    Gary Younge

  • World LeadersMarch 23, 2006

    Left’s Labour Lost

    After nine years, Tony Blair’s magic has worn off. His Labour Party has mutated from an imperfect conduit of progressive change into an active obstacle to it.

    Gary Younge

  • February 27, 2006

    Curtains for ‘Rachel Corrie’

    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 open in New York City in March,

    The play adapts the diaries of the 23-year-old woman from Seattle who wasmurdered inRafah in 2003, when she was deliberately run down by anIsraeli Defense Forces bulldozer. Rachel had traveled to the Gaza Strip during the last intifada as an activist for the International Solidarity Movement.

    Gary Younge

  • Immigration PolicyFebruary 26, 2006

    Hard Times in the Big Easy

    The American economy cannot function without migrant labor. The paradox is the country’s political culture cannot function without scapegoating immigrants.

    Gary Younge

  • ReligionFebruary 9, 2006

    The Right to Be Offended

    The question raised by cartoons deemed offensive to Islam has never been whether or not to draw the line but where it should be drawn.

    Gary Younge