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, July 01, 2013
The US Supreme Court Thinks Racism Is Dead. It Isn't
In 1999 apartheid's last leader, FW de Klerk, explained to me his motivation for writing an autobiography. "I wanted people to look at our history in its proper time frame. The same mistakes that we made were still being made in the United States and the ex-colonies. Then we carried them on for around 20 years longer.
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013
On the Voting Rights Act, the Color-Blind Have Been Led by the Blind
One of the greatest cheers at an otherwise lacklustre Republican convention in Tampa last year was for Condoleeza Rice, who gave a glowing autobiographical account of her achievements in the third person .
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Friday, June 21, 2013
Is Obama Worse Than Bush? That's Beside the Point
Not long after the story into the National Security Administration's spying program broke, US president Barack Obama insisted the issues raised were worthy of discussion :
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Tuesday, June 11, 2013
An Epochal Moment for Civil Rights in a Single Day: 11 June 1963
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Monday, June 03, 2013
Hypocrisy Lies at the Heart of the Trial of Bradley Manning
In 2009 the American ambassador to Tunisia spent the evening at the home of Mohamed Sakher el-Materi, the president's son-in-law. By any standards the dinner was lavish – yogurt and ice cream were flown in from St Tropez – and the home was opulent.
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Tuesday, May 07, 2013
So, Why Are We So Loyal to a President Who is Not Loyal to Us?
Back when affirmative action was white, educational institutions were created for African Americans who were barred from admission elsewhere.
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Monday, April 22, 2013
Atrocities Such as the Boston Bombing Are Hard to Tackle, But Gun Crime Isn't
Nobody knows why he did it. But that hasn't stopped them speculating. In retrospect, from the testimony of those who knew him, there were signs. But nobody could have predicted anything on this scale. What influences came to bear? What motives could there be?
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Sunday, April 07, 2013
Law and Disorder: The Destructive Dynamic of America's Segregated Cities
On Saturday evening, a large number youths (by one account, as many as 500), most of them black, rampaged through downtown Chicago 's Magnificent Mile, fighting each other and generally creating mayhem.
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Thursday, March 28, 2013
Arrests at Chicago Schools Protest
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Sunday, February 10, 2013
Barack Obama is Pushing Gun Control at Home, but He's a Killer Abroad
On 27 January CBS aired an interview with the newly inaugurated President Barack Obama and his outgoing secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, during which the president faced accusations that under his watch America had retreated from its key role in world affairs.
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