Alexander Cockburn

Alexander Cockburn

Author and Historian
Born Jun 6, 1941

Alexander Claud Cockburn is 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.… Read More

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    NYTimes - Nov 12, 2013
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    Reuters Canada - Apr 10, 2013
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1941 Birth Born on June 6, 1941.


2012 71 Years Old In July 2012, shortly before his death, Cockburn noted "Questions of organization were obliterated by the strength of the basic message – we are 99 per cent, they are one per cent. … Read More
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