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Cathy Young

Cathy Young is a writer at The Bulwark. She is also a columnist for Newsday, and a contributing editor to Reason.

Previously, she was an associate editor at ArcDigital and a columnist for the Boston Globe, the Detroit News, and RealClearPolitics. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Week, Foreign Policy, the Atlantic, Quillette, the New Republic, and elsewhere.

Young, who was born in Moscow and came to the United States with her family in 1980, is the author of two books: Ceasefire!: Why Women and Men Must Join Forces to Achieve True Equality (Free Press, 1999) and Growing Up in Moscow: Memories of a Soviet Girlhood (Ticknor & Fields, 1989)

She has a B.A. in English from Rutgers University.

Twitter: @CathyYoung63.


Articles by Cathy Young (page 1)

February 29, 2024 3:26 am

Putin’s Recycled Rationalizations

After two years of war in Ukraine, the Kremlin’s talking points are looking worse for the wear.
Cathy Young
February 26, 2024 4:10 am

A Clear-Eyed Look at the Ukraine War as It Enters Its Third Year

Russia has succeeded only in building what one critic calls a “castle of sand and shit.”
Cathy Young
February 22, 2024 2:19 am

Navalny Lives On

Putin may seem to be at the peak of his powers. But his victory over his dead opponents may turn…
Cathy Young
February 21, 2024 12:49 am

J.D. Vance (R-Moscow)

The Ukraine-criticizing senator has taken to spreading anti-American fake news.
Cathy Young
February 16, 2024 12:51 am

The Greatest 20th-Century Russian Novel Finally Gets a Film Version Worthy of It

The new adaptation of ‘The Master and Margarita’ feels especially subversive in Putin’s increasingly totalitarian Russia.
Cathy Young
February 12, 2024 5:22 pm

What Russians Think of Tucker Carlson’s Kiss-up Sitdown with Putin

State-controlled media loved it. Dissidents have found plenty to mock.
Cathy Young
February 2, 2024 1:25 am

To Putin’s Surprise, an Opponent is Rising

Boris Nadezhdin’s campaign has, almost overnight, become a rallying point for pro-democracy and anti-war activists.
Cathy Young
January 30, 2024 5:32 am

Don’t Rush to Assign Collective Guilt in Gaza

The troubling implications of claiming that Hamas’s actions mean “there are no innocent civilians.”
Cathy Young
January 24, 2024 2:23 am

‘Nazi Town, USA’: It Did Happen Here

A PBS documentary about the German-American Bund in the 1930s has some startling lessons for the present day.
Cathy Young
January 22, 2024 7:57 pm

Lenin Is Still Dead—or Is He?

One hundred years later, Leninism is alive and kicking.
Cathy Young