Alexander Cockburn - Quotes

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England in the late 1940s was famously grim. As I remember it, London back then was a very dirty place, from coal dust and smoke, from the grit stirred up every day by the jackhammers still clearing out rubble from the Blitz. ---->>>

The weapon of the advocate is the sword of the soldier, not the dagger of the assassin. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

In its attempt to crush the Black Panthers, the FBI engineered frequent arrests on the flimsiest of pretexts. ---->>>

Wear the badge of environmental radicalism, and you're a citizen automatically under suspicion. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

By 1967, J. Edgar Hoover had concluded that the Black Panther Party had replaced the Communist Party as the gravest threat to national security. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Pose a political threat to Business As Usual, and sooner or later, mostly sooner, someone will try to kill you. ---->>>


Nationality: English
Born: 06-06, 1941
Birthplace: Scotland
Die: 07-21, 2012
Occupation: Journalist

Alexander Claud Cockburn ( KOH-bərn; 6 June 1941 – 21 July 2012) was an Irish-American political journalist and writer. Cockburn was brought up by British parents in Ireland but had lived and worked in the United States since 1972. Together with Jeffrey St. Clair, he edited the political newsletter CounterPunch (wikipedia)