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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)

September 23, 2022 5:30 am

The Weakness of the Strongman

A clearly rattled Putin talks big and resorts to increasingly desperate measures.
Cathy Young
September 20, 2022 5:30 am

The Power of Words and the Need to Protect Free Speech

“It is in fact because of their power that we must protect them.”
Cathy Young
September 15, 2022 4:42 pm

Failing in the Field, Russia Targets Ukraine’s Civilian Infrastructure

Meanwhile, Putin steps up repression in Russia and more critics flee.
Cathy Young
September 12, 2022 5:30 am

Ukraine’s Momentum, Putin’s Fears

Even the Russian propagandists are starting to lose faith.
Cathy Young
September 9, 2022 5:30 am

Revisiting Casanova After #MeToo

A new biography reveals the man whose name is synonymous with seduction was more depraved, but also more complicated, than…
Cathy Young
September 8, 2022 5:30 am

The Battle Over Diversity Training

Many diversity, equity and inclusion programs are toxic. The laws trying to curb them are worse.
Cathy Young
August 31, 2022 11:50 am

Mikhail Gorbachev, 1931–2022

The last Soviet leader’s record is more complicated than conventional wisdom suggests—but he was ultimately on the side of freedom.
Cathy Young
August 26, 2022 5:30 am

Should Russian Culture Be ‘Canceled’ Over the Ukraine Invasion?

It’s a complicated question—made more complicated by the ways Russian art and culture are entangled with Russian imperialism.
Cathy Young
August 25, 2022 5:30 am

The Dugina Killing Aftermath

The rabbit hole deepens: Was it the Ukrainians? An FSB plot? Kremlin infighting?
Cathy Young
August 22, 2022 5:30 am

The Death of Dugina

What we know (and don’t yet know) about the killing of the war propagandist daughter of the ultranationalist Russian Aleksandr…
Cathy Young