Alexander Cockburn





Alexander Cockburn

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born
in Scotland, The United Kingdom
June 06, 1941

died
July 21, 2012

gender
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Alexander Claud Cockburn was an American political journalist. Cockburn was brought up in Ireland but has lived and worked in the United States since 1972. Together with Jeffrey St. Clair, he edits the political newsletter CounterPunch. Cockburn also writes the "Beat the Devil" column for The Nation and a weekly syndicated column for the Los Angeles Times as well as for The First Post, which is syndicated by Creators Syndicate.


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Retired Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, bounced out of his job for revels in Paris as witnessed by Rolling Stone, has recycled a perennial chestnut: Bring back the draft — i.e., a conscripted military, not the volunteer military of today.


These days, McChrystal teaches at Yale University with what must be a protection unique in the annals of academic freedom. Everything he tells his st ...

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“Regulation of sexual behavior
is the preferred route to wider social
control.”
Alexander Cockburn

“Republicans know well that a change of rhetorical pace is necessary. But efforts by their leaders to damp down the bellicosity of newly elected Tea Party types is running into the fact that the Tea Partiers have only the high volume setting on their amplifiers, just like Palin. They're like a couple having a fight at a funeral; politely sotto voce, then suddenly bursting out fortissimo with their plaints and accusations.”
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“No foundation that I am aware of has hired ex-journalists to promote a thoroughgoing inquiry.”
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