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August 30, 2011
  
  
Cathy Young
Cathy Young is a contributing editor at Reason magazine and a columnist at The Boston Globe. She is the author of "Growing Up in Moscow: Memories of a Soviet Girlhood."

Articles by Cathy Young

International
CATHY YOUNG, 1012 WORDS
Twenty years ago, what some saw as Soviet communism's comeback turned out to be its last gasp. Perhaps, then, what's happening in Russia today is not the death of a free society but its long and agonizing birth.
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Politics-U.S.
CATHY YOUNG, 864 WORDS
Whichever way the courts ultimately rule on ObamaCare, we will continue to face the question of how to pay for health care while maximizing personal choice, minimizing bureaucratic interference in markets, and preserving incentives for innovation.
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International
CATHY YOUNG, 825 WORDS
In the aftermath of Anders Breivik's terrorist rampage in Norway, a "blame the Jews" theme has emerged: assertions that Breivik was driven by fanatical devotion to Israel.
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InternationalSpirituality
CATHY YOUNG, 702 WORDS
The tragedy in Norway stands as a stark rebuttal to the dictum, popular in anti-Islam circles, that "all Muslims are terrorists but all terrorists are Muslims." While the modernization of Islam is an urgent necessity, "Anti-Jihadist" ideology, spread by many bloggers, denies the possibility of such change.
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Politics-U.S.International
CATHY YOUNG, 896 WORDS
In the admirable effort to ensure justice for rape victims -- who have, historically, often faced demeaning treatment by the legal system -- we have gone to the other extreme of embracing the dogma that women don't lie about rape.
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Politics-U.S.
CATHY YOUNG, 1087 WORDS
Legal action is far too blunt and heavy an instrument to deal with gender inequality issues in the workplace.
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International
CATHY YOUNG, 822 WORDS
To Elena Bonner, who died on June 19, the tendency of both the Europe and the U.S. to turn a blind eye to rising fascist-style statism in Russia reflected both naivete and oil-and-gas-based cynicism.
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Film & TVPolitics-U.S.Books
CATHY YOUNG, 752 WORDS
The current Ayn Rand vogue often focuses on the worst, not the best, aspects of her legacy.
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Politics-U.S.
CATHY YOUNG, 1191 WORDS
There is no question that a complaint by several female Yale students addresses wrong and offensive conduct. But is it an issue of misogyny -- or pervasive vulgarity and deterioration of standards?
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InternationalPolitics-U.S.
CATHY YOUNG, 1133 WORDS
The West should do what it can to encourage genuinely pro-freedom forces, but the West's ability to do so may be limited.
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InternationalSpirituality
CATHY YOUNG, 1021 WORDS
There is not a single majority Christian nation today that executes or imprisons people for blasphemy or apostasy. Several leading majority-Muslim countries punish these offenses with death, including Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Afghanistan.
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Politics-U.S.
CATHY YOUNG, 927 WORDS
Any attempt to legislate against hateful political speech would be both dumb and unconstitutional.
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International
CATHY YOUNG, 1041 WORDS
Russia's dictator has handed down a life sentence to former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, himself, and Russia.
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Politics-U.S.
CATHY YOUNG, 705 WORDS
The political group No Labels is trying to address a very real problem: the debasement of our political culture to something between a playground squabble and a war zone.
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Politics-U.S.International
CATHY YOUNG, 1285 WORDS
The legal tribulations of Julian Assange may become a "teachable moment" that will help draw attention to the dangers of ever-expanding definitions of rape and overzealous prosecutions.
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Politics-U.S.
CATHY YOUNG, 1065 WORDS
Parents have the right to decide what their children eat -- but let's not pretend that many of them don't make woefully bad decisions.
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InternationalPolitics-U.S.
CATHY YOUNG, 961 WORDS
Despite Russia's recent warnings that failure to ratify the treaty could lead to a new arms race, the simple fact is that the U.S.-Russian nuclear rivalry is not nearly as important or as menacing as it used to be.
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International
CATHY YOUNG, 1011 WORDS
A Saddam Hussein regime left intact in 2003 would have become far more dangerous due to new wealth from rising oil prices
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Politics-U.S.
CATHY YOUNG, 1256 WORDS
It isn't quite so simple as to say that the opposition to a Mosque near Ground Zero is driven solely by bigotry and fear-mongering.
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Politics-U.S.
CATHY YOUNG, 923 WORDS
Perhaps it is time for the federal bureaucracy to reconsider which gender should count as "underrepresented" in higher education.
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