Alexander Claud Cockburn

Profession : Author ,Journalist ,Writer
Nationality : American ,Irish
Birth : 6th June, 1941
Death : 21st July, 2012
About : Alexander Claud Cockburn was an Irish American political journalist and writer. Cockburn was brought up in Ireland but had lived and worked in the United States since 1972. Together with Jeffrey St. Clair, he edited the political newsletter CounterPunch. Cockburn also wrote the Beat the Devil column for The Nation as well as one for The Week in London, syndicated by Creators Syndicate. He had one daughter, Daisy Alice Cockburn, whose mother is the writer Emma Tennant, and two younger brothers, Andrew Cockburn and Patrick Cockburn, who are also journalists. His half-sister, the barrister and mystery writer Sarah Caudwell, died in 2000. In addition, journalists Laura Flanders and Stephanie Flanders are his half-nieces, daughters of his half-sister Claudia Cockburn and her husband Michael Flanders. Actress Olivia Wilde is his niece, daughter of his brother Andrew Cockburn.

Alexander Claud Cockburn Quotes

A childish soul not inoculated with compulsory prayer is a soul open to any religious infection.
Be careful about Burma. Most people cannot remember whether it was Siam and has become Thailand, or whether it is now part of Malaysia and should be called Sri Lanka.
The First Law of Journalism: to confirm existing prejudice, rather than contradict it.
The travel writer seeks the world we have lost – the lost valleys of the imagination.
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The weapon of the advocate is the sword of the soldier, not the dagger of the assassin.
They keep telling us that in war truth is the first casualty, which is nonsense since it implies that in times of peace truth stays out of the sick bay or the graveyard.

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Anger and hatred lead to fear; compassion and concern for others allow us to develop self-confidence, which breeds trust and friendship.

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