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Alexander Cockburn

Alexander CockburnAKA Alexander Claud Cockburn

Born: 6-Jun-1941
Birthplace: Ardgay, Scotland
Died: 20-Jul-2012
Location of death: Germany
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Atheist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Columnist, Author

Nationality: Ireland
Executive summary: The Nation, CounterPunch

Alexander Cockburn (pronounced Coburn) was an expatriate Irishman who lived and worked in Northern California as a radical leftist journalist. He was utterly dissatisfied with the corporate-friendly policies of the Democratic party (as well as its former standard bearers Bill Clinton and Al Gore), and often extolled the virtues of Ralph Nader and the Green party. Cockburn was also the nemesis of fellow Nation columnist Eric Alterman, who evidently regarded Cockburn as a shameless liar.

Father: Claud Cockburn (author, journalist)
Brother: Patrick Cockburn (twin)
Brother: Andrew Cockburn (twin)
Girlfriend: Lally Weymouth (ex-)
Daughter: Daisy

    University: BA English, Oxford University (1963)

    CounterPunch Coeditor
    The Nation Columnist (1983-2012)
    The Times Literary Supplement Editor, two years
    The New Statesman Editor
    New Left Review Editorial Board Member
    The Village Voice Regular Contributor
    The Wall Street Journal Regular Contributor (1980-91)
    The Los Angeles Times Columnist (1990-2012)
    The New York Review of Books Regular Contributor
    Harper's Regular Contributor
    Atlantic Monthly Regular Contributor
    In These Times Regular Contributor
    People with Funny Names

Author of books:
Corruptions of Empire: Life Studies and the Reagan Era (1987, politics)


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