Andrew Gumbel

Andrew Gumbel is an award-winning journalist and author with a long track record as an investigative reporter, political columnist, magazine writer and foreign correspondent. He contributes regularly to The Guardian, among other publications, and has written extensively on subjects ranging from politics, law enforcement and counterterrorism, to food and popular culture. His books include Oklahoma City: What The Investigation Missed — And Why It Still Matters (HarperCollins, 2012), Down for the Count: Dirty Elections and the Rotten History of Democracy in America (The New Press, 2016), and, most recently, Won't Lose This Dream: How an Upstart Urban University Rewrote the Rules of a Broken System (The New Press, 2020).


CONTRIBUTOR ARTICLES

A Show Trial Gets Its Show

A film about the marquee trial of the 1960s counterculture fails to explain its enduring relevance....


Parkland. Too Soon?

An early assessment of the Parkland shooting is too much subject-worship, not enough big picture....


Capitalism in a Bottle

Coca-Cola and Pepsi aren't really drinks manufacturers at all. For close to a century, they have made an extraordinary living from the power of suggestion....


How America Didn’t Win the Cold War (A Travelogue)
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