CounterPunch, the muckraking political newsletter founded in 1994 by investigative journalist Jeffrey St. Clair and recently deceased iconoclast Alexander Cockburn, has paid a “savage price” for maintaining its deeply critical view of...Show More Summary
I had zeroed out all memory of "Counterpunch". Alex Tabarrok brings knowledge of it and its Alexander Cockburn memorial issue back. I suppose he is doing a good deed: I should not forget that such things exist. >Israel Shamir: Pol Pot...Show More Summary
For Chaos heard his voice: him all his Traine Follow'd in the bright procession to behold Creation, and the wonders of his might. --Paradise Lost,...
The evil charm of Alexander Cockburn.
The July 27 CounterSpin noted the passing of one of media criticism's greatest writers: FAIR was saddened to hear of the death of radical journalist Alexander Cockburn. He was one of the writers to whom FAIR is most indebted, inspiring … Continue reading ?
With the passing of Alexander Cockburn, MADRE lost a friend and the world lost a brilliant mind. In memory:
It would be hard to exaggerate the dazzle of Alexander Cockburn’s charisma in the eyes of a certain cohort of bohemian and would-be bohemian youth in the non-doorman New York of the nineteen-seventies. This was more a matter of style...Show More Summary
Some historian has put a file of Cockburn's Scientology columns on line in one place. Grim reading.
Fashion, tips for surviving a police encounter, and why we might all be better off when the American empire crumbles are among the subjects the late CounterPunch editor Alexander Cockburn rapped about in a conversation in the Deep South sometime during the summer of 2006.
Last night, I followed an interesting conversation between Corey Robin and Michael Cohen on Twitter. Two people I respect a lot though they differ ideologically in places. The subject: whether Alexander Cockburn should be remembered fondly because he was seen as an apologist for Stalin early in his career as well as his late in [...]
Ron Radosh begins the process of bringing the judgment of history to bear on the sorry life and work of Alexander Cockburn.
"If ever a country deserved rape, it’s Afghanistan" - the late Alexander Cockburn, on the Soviet invasion. He was also a climate change denialist in his later years.
Explaining the influence a now largely overlooked figure once had.
If you read the New York Times obituary of the radical journalist Alexander Cockburn, then you may have found yourself surprised by this tidbit about his departure from the Village Voice: Mr. Cockburn, a fierce critic in the columns of Israeli policies in the Middle East, was dismissed from The Voice in 1984 after The [...]
Alexander Cockburn, arguably the leading journalist of the American left during the 1970?s and 1980?s, has died at age 71 after a two-year bout with cancer. Son of legendary British journalist Claud Cockburn, Alexander?s prominence began when he teamed with James Ridgeway for ?Cockburn & Ridgeway? weekly columns in the Village Voice. Show More Summary
Cockburn took some indefensible positions; but he was a journalistic pioneer.
Cockburn kept his cancer treatment a secret – he did not want the disease to define him First Post Nigel Horne LAST UPDATED AT 10:04 ON Sun 22 Jul 2012 THE DEATH of Alexander Cockburn at 71 robs political journalism of one of its most radical and honest voices. Show More Summary
David Lynch's sidejob while making Eraserhead, Alexander Cockburn died, infamous plastic surgery victim allegedly backed out of documentary, and more. Follow Gothamist on Twitter and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. [ more › ]
Alexander Cockburn, a prominent left-wing columnist and journalist, passed away at the age of 71 after a long battle with cancer. The Huffington Post reports that Cockburn’s death was announced by Jeffrey St. Clair, his friend and journalism partner, who wrote the news on Counterpunch, the website they ran together. Cockburn first became famous as [...]Show More Summary
Alexander Cockburn, editor of the political newsletter “CounterPunch” lost a two-year battle against cancer when he died in Germany on Wednesday night. Jeffrey St. Clair, Cockburn’s co-editor, said farewell to Cockburn in a eulogy published on Counterpunch shortly after Cockburn’s death. Show More Summary