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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 26, 2023 4:38 am

Chris Rufo’s Dreams of an Anti-Woke Revolution

His new book offers a badly flawed account of real problems—and proposes illiberal solutions.
Cathy Young
September 18, 2023 5:32 am

Putin’s Antisemitic Freakout

The fact that Volodymyr Zelensky is Jewish still has Russia’s furious fascist flailing.
Cathy Young
September 11, 2023 5:32 am

Remembering Russian War Crimes in Mariupol

Wrenching accounts of the city’s destruction remind us why Putin mustn’t claim it as his prize.
Cathy Young
September 1, 2023 5:32 am

In Death, Prigozhin Becomes the Face of Late-Stage Putinism

The Wagner chief’s (likely) demise speaks to a much larger, troubling reality for the future of the Russian state.
Cathy Young
August 28, 2023 4:42 am

The Book Banners on the Left

A major new report warns that progressive activism is contributing to a chilly climate in publishing.
Cathy Young
August 24, 2023 4:56 am

Prigozhin’s Ultimate Fall from Grace

The Wagner warlord has apparently been assassinated by Putin—although mysteries and conspiracy theories abound.
Cathy Young
August 21, 2023 3:15 am

Russia’s Vile New Anti-Ukraine Propaganda

A sick, slick government-funded feature film hijacks Holocaust movie tropes and depicts Ukrainians as Nazis.
Cathy Young
August 17, 2023 5:32 am

What Do the Polls Really Tell Us About Americans’ Support for Ukraine?

Plus: The Ukrainian counteroffensive keeps making slow but steady progress.
Cathy Young
August 10, 2023 4:25 am

About Those Drone Strikes in Russia

Explosions near Moscow and draft-board arson attacks make for a long hot summer.
Cathy Young
August 9, 2023 5:32 am

Why We Shouldn’t Validate the Politics of Grievance

Feelings of alienation and anger might be based on real problems, but they rarely lead in a constructive direction.
Cathy Young