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Cathy Young is a contributing editor and columnist at Reason, the critically acclaimed monthly magazine advancing free minds and free markets. Since 2000, Young has also been a regular op-ed columnist for The Boston Globe.
Young is the author the books Ceasefire!: Why Women and Men Must Join Forces to Achieve True Equality (The Free Press, February 1999) and Growing Up in Moscow: Memories of a Soviet Girlhood (Ticknor & Fields, 1989).
From 1993 to 1999, Young was an opinion columnist for the Detroit News. Her articles have also appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, National Review, The New Republic, and numerous other publications.
Young was born in Moscow, Russia and came to the United States in 1980. She earned B.A. in English from Rutgers University in 1988.
- Russia's Struggling Democracy
Marking the 20-year anniversary of the fall of the USSR
August 25, 2011
- Breivik and the Anti-Zionist Smear
The Norway terrorist was no friend of Israel
August 5, 2011
- The Danger of Snap Judgments
Lessons from the Norway attacks
July 28, 2011
- Fear of a Muslim America
In the fight against radical Islam, conservatives are trying to limit the property and speech rights of peaceful American Muslims.
July 18, 2011
- The Cautionary Tale of Dominique Strauss-Kahn
Understanding the collapsing case against the former I.M.F. chief
July 13, 2011
- Wal-Mart and Gender Discrimination
The Supreme Court revives a longstanding debate about workplace disparities.
July 8, 2011
- Elena Bonner's Rich Legacy
Remembering the life and accomplishments of a Soviet dissident
June 28, 2011
- Islam and the Intolerance Problem
Comparing the attack on Gabrielle Giffords with the murder of a Pakistani politician
January 25, 2011
- Political Discourse and the Tucson Shootings
Is this a teachable moment?
January 14, 2011
- The Price of Dissent in Putin's Russia
Moscow doubles down on its prosecution of oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky
January 7, 2011
- Julian Assange, Feminism, and Rape
How the WikiLeaks founder shined the spotlight on the debate over sex, rape, and consent.
December 22, 2010
- Obama's Obesity War
It's time for some self-restraint.
December 14, 2010
- A Cold War Relic
Why the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty is not a priority
December 7, 2010
- Reflecting on the Iraq War
It's too early to know history's verdict.
September 3, 2010
- A Reality Check in the Ground Zero Mosque Debate
The war of words has become short on facts
August 23, 2010
- The Mosque Controversy and Religious Freedom
Symbolism and sensitivities do matter.
August 9, 2010
- A Dangerous Precedent
Understanding the stakes in Christian Legal Society v. Hastings
July 2, 2010
- A Feminist Flare-Up
Is the "Year of Conservative Women" bad for women?
June 22, 2010
- Racism, Civil Rights, and Libertarianism
Lessons from the Rand Paul controversy
June 16, 2010
- A Libertarian Rebel
What Ridley Scott's new film gets right about the legend of Robin Hood
May 18, 2010
- Racism and the Tea Party Movement
Don't believe the media hype.
April 27, 2010
- After Tragedy, Can Russia and Poland Reconcile?
Why the shocking death of Polish President Lech Kaczynski may have changed everything
April 17, 2010
- An Act of Hubris
The trouble with ObamaCare
March 30, 2010
- Russia's Winter Games of Discontent
Why the Russians are so upset about the 2010 Winter Olympics
March 5, 2010
- A Rand Revival
Understanding the best—and worst—of Ayn Rand's philosophy
February 11, 2010
- When Science Becomes a Casualty of Politics
Getting to the root of Climategate
December 14, 2009
- Are We All Socialists Now?
It depends on what the meaning of "socialism" is
March 5, 2009
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