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Cathy Young

Cathy Young is a writer at The Bulwark. She is also a cultural studies fellow at the Cato Institute, 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)

March 30, 2023 5:30 am

Ukrainian Spring?

As the Russian offensive sputters, Ukraine prepares for its big move.
Cathy Young
March 20, 2023 5:30 am

Why Would Ukrainian Patriots Feud with Russian Dissidents?

You’d think the two anti-Putin groups would get along—but their disagreements point to important questions about the war and the…
Cathy Young
March 14, 2023 5:30 am

After the Protests, Will Georgia Face West or East?

Plus, more grievances and saber-rattling from Moscow.
Cathy Young
March 9, 2023 5:30 am

No, Critics of Western Aid to Ukraine Aren’t Being Silenced

Too often, the critics can’t seem to make their case without resorting to distortions, conspiracy theories, and Kremlin apologism.
Cathy Young
March 8, 2023 5:30 am

A Moment of Horror, and a New Hero for Ukrainians

Video circulating on social media of a Russian war crime has given the defenders of Ukraine a new icon of…
Cathy Young
March 3, 2023 5:30 am

Stalin’s Been Dead for 70 Years. (Here’s Hoping He Stays That Way.)

The absurd horror of Stalin’s USSR, replaying as farce in Putin’s Russia.
Cathy Young
March 1, 2023 5:30 am

Ron DeSantis’s Illiberal Education Crusade

Florida’s “anti-woke” power grabs in K-12 and public universities should be opposed—but not by defending progressive illiberalism.
Cathy Young
February 22, 2023 5:30 am

Year One of the Ukraine War: The Big Lessons and Questions

Plus: With no victories to report, Putin fulminates about Western perfidy, supposed Ukrainian Nazis, and a gender-neutral God
Cathy Young
February 20, 2023 5:30 am

Elena Bonner at 100

The late Soviet dissident was, with her husband Andrei Sakharov, a courageous fighter for liberalism. But what is her legacy…
Cathy Young
February 14, 2023 5:30 am

Hope for Ukraine, Hope for the West, Hope for Democracy

A conversation with Natan Sharansky and Bernard-Henri Lévy.
Cathy Young