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Posts published by “Alexander Cockburn”

Senator Facing-Both-Ways

Across the last 30 years it’s hard to think of a Democratic candidate seemingly assured of his party’s nomination who has had less of a…

Hearst and Morgan in California

The year its destiny was altered forever, 1919, Camp Hill — part of the old Mexican land grant bought by William Randolph Hearst's father, George,…

The Fog of Cop-Out

My dear friend and late Nation colleague Andrew Kopkind liked to tell how, skiing in Aspen at the height of the Vietnam War, he came…

Want to Meet the Real WMD Swine?

Week after week Bush and his people have been getting pounded by newly emboldened Democrats and liberal pundits for having exaggerated the threat posed by…

My Life as a Rabbi

Asked to a recent wedding in Virginia (it was a family affair on a grand scale), the proud parents asked if I would do some…

What’s the Big Deal about Jayson Blair?

There are so many smellier corpses in the New York Times’s mausoleum, not to mention that larger graveyard of truth known as the Fourth Estate,…

50 Years of James Bond

The most successful saga in postwar popular culture got off to a conscientious start after breakfast on a tropical morning in Jamaica early in 1952.…

Tipping in America

Tip-skimming has surfaced in Boston, and there can’t be a tipper in America who, on hearing the news, doesn’t exclaim, “The greedy bastards!” In a…

When Billy Graham Planned To Kill One Million People

There’s a piquant contrast in the press coverage across the decades of Billy Graham’s various private dealings with Nixon, as displayed on the tapes gradually…

The Prosecution of Petrelis & Pasquarelli

Throwing the book at people is nothing new, but in our post 9/11 world the screws are tightening. Take San Francisco, whose District Attorney is…

Christopher, Please, Don’t Sue Henry!

Hitchens writes in Harper’s, and in his new book The Trial of Henry Kissinger, that this same Kissinger is a war criminal. Kissinger responds to…

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