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RIP Alexander Cockburn 1941 – 2012

Alexander Cockburn was, if it’s not a contradiction in terms, an aristocrat of radical leftwing journalism. Cockburn described his dad, Claud Cockburn, as the 20th century’s most important journalist, and his brothers Andrew and Patrick are both accomplished journalists.

What follows is a tiny selection of the tributes to have appeared to date.


Jeffrey St. Clair
Al Jazeera
Gordon Campbell
The Nation