Gary Younge

Gary Younge is editor-at-large for the Guardian. He was based in the U.S. for 12 years before recently returning to London. He also writes a monthly column, “Beneath the Radar,” for the Nation magazine and is the Alfred Knobler Fellow for the Nation Institute. His new book is Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives (Nation Books).

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Monday, October 31, 2016
Note to America: Don’t Be So Sure You’ve Put Trump Behind You
I ’ve been living in Britain for the last year and have returned to the United States to cover the election from a small town in Indiana—with the experience of Brexit on my mind. On June 24, a significant proportion of the British electorate woke up and thought they were living in a different...
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Monday, October 24, 2016
An All-American Slaughter: The Youthful Carnage of America’s Gun Culture
Every day, on average, seven kids and teens are shot dead in America. Election 2016 will undoubtedly prove consequential in many ways, but lowering that death count won’t be one of them. To grapple with fatalities on that scale -- 2,500 dead children annually -- a candidate would need a...
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Friday, July 08, 2016
Bring the Dallas Murderers to Justice. And the Killers of Black People Too
n a country where it’s easier to obtain a semi-automatic gun than to obtain healthcare, a fragile mind can wreak havoc on a fragile political culture . So it was on Thursday night when a shooter opened fire on police at a Black Lives Matter demonstration killing five officers and wounding at least...
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Monday, September 14, 2015
Corbyn Victory Energizes the Alienated and Alienates the Establishment
“I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast,” the Queen told Alice in Through the Looking-Glass. By lunchtime on Saturday that number would have been fast approaching double figures. The leftwing stalwart Jeremy Corbyn won the Labour leadership election. His first act as leader...
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Wednesday, September 09, 2015
State-Sanctioned Killings without Trial: Are These Cameron’s British Values?
Three months ago David Cameron celebrated the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta . Flanked by the Queen and the archbishop of Canterbury he genuflected before the pillars of Britain’s legal system. “Magna Carta is something every person in Britain should be proud of,” he said . “Its remaining copies...
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Monday, May 25, 2015
Far from Facing the Truth, the US Is Telling New Lies about Iraq
A couple of weeks ago, the Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush was asked in an interview with Fox News whether, knowing what he knows now, he would have invaded Iraq. It’s the kind of predictable question for which most people assumed he would have a coherent answer. They were wrong. Jeb blew...
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Saturday, April 11, 2015
White Guilt Won't Fix America's Race Problem. Only Justice and Equality Will
On 26 November 2007 Brandon Moore, an unarmed 16-year-old, was shot in the back while running away from a security guard in Detroit. The guard made it look like sport. “[He] put one arm on top of the other arm and started aiming at us,” Brandon’s brother John Henry, who was with him at the time,...
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Friday, October 17, 2014
With So Many Issues Off the Agenda, No Wonder the Midterms Are a Turn-Off
Midterm elections, or as Stephen Colbert calls them “the most tedious fall chore of all”, are a strange affair. Nationwide votes without national candidates (much like parliamentary elections) where the president’s performance is on the minds of voters even when he’s not on the ballot. Turnout...
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Monday, August 18, 2014
In Ferguson the Violence of the State Created the Violence of the Street
In 1966, Martin Luther King started to campaign against segregation in Chicago only to find his efforts thwarted by violent mobs and a scheming mayor. Marginalised by the city’s establishment, he could feel that non-violence both as a strategy and as a principle was eroding among his supporters. “I...
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Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Thought Money Could Buy an American Election? You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet
The finance chairman of the Republican national committee, Ray Washburne, travelled to Chicago last Wednesday to solicit money from two big funders who had reached their donation limit for this election cycle. While he was on the plane, the supreme court ruled that there would no longer be any...
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