Alexander Cockburn

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Alexander Cockburn

Alexander Cockburn

The travel writer seeks the world we have lost --the lost valleys of the imagination.More Alexander Cockburn [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A childish soul not inoculated with compulsory prayer is a soul open to any religious infection.More Alexander Cockburn [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A just war is hospitable to every self-deception on the part of those waging it, none more than the certainty of virtue, under whose shelter every abomination can be committed with a clear conscience.More Alexander Cockburn [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Next week Reagan will probably announce that American scientists have discovered that the entire U.S. agricultural surplus can be compacted into a giant tomato one thousand miles across, which will be suspended above the Kremlin from a cluster of U.S. satellites flying in geosynchronous orbit. At the first sign of trouble the satellites will drop the tomato on the Kremlin, drowning the fractious Muscovites in ketchup.More Alexander Cockburn [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Alexander Cockburn [09/26/2011 09:09:12]
The First Law of Journalism: to confirm existing prejudice, rather than contradict it.More Alexander Cockburn [09/26/2011 09:09:18]
The weapon of the advocate is the sword of the soldier, not the dagger of the assassin.More Alexander Cockburn [09/26/2011 09:09:29]
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.More Alexander Cockburn [09/26/2011 09:09:35]
The weapon of the advocate is the sword of the soldier, not the dagger of the assassinMore Alexander Cockburn [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A ''just war'' is hospitable to every self-deception on the part of those waging it, none more than the certainty of virtue, under whose shelter every abomination can be committed with a clear conscience.More Alexander Cockburn [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The First Law of Journalism: to confirm existing prejudice, rather than contradict itMore Alexander Cockburn [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is never finality in the display terminal's screen, but an irresponsible whimsicality, as words, sentences, and paragraphs are negated at the touch of a key. The significance of the past, as expressed in the manuscript by a deleted word or an inserted correction, is annulled in idle gusts of electronic massacre.More Alexander Cockburn [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The travel writer seeks the world we have lost --the lost valleys of the imagination.More Alexander Cockburn [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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 graveyardMore Alexander Cockburn [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A childish soul not inoculated with compulsory prayer is a soul open to any religious infection.More Alexander Cockburn [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The pack slumbered and only a few watchdogs rattled their chains.More Alexander Cockburn [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Alexander Cockburn [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Why did they ban that?More Alexander Cockburn [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Can it be that a generation of school children is growing up heedless of the simple truth that the Pentagon's centrla role for many years has been to buy weapons that don't work, against threats that don't exist?More Alexander Cockburn [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
No one believes for a moment the embargo will prompt the Iraqi people to rise against Saddam Hussein.More Alexander Cockburn [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is still zero empirical evidence that anthropogenic production of CO2 is making any measurable contribution to the world's present warming trend.More Alexander Cockburn [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
No chord in populism reverberates more strongly than the notion that the robust common sense of an unstained outsider is the best medicine for an ailing polity. Caligula doubtless got big cheers from the plebs when he installed his horse as proconsul.More Alexander Cockburn [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Cockburn's personal history links him to the politics of the Communist Party, and there are still moments in his writing - debating the number of people estimated to have perished in Stalin's gulags, claiming that 'the Brezhnev years were a Golden Age for the Soviet working class', when aspects of his father's convictions can be glimpsed.More Alexander Cockburn [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Republicans know well that a change of rhetorical pace is necessary. But efforts by their leaders to damp down the bellicosity of newly elected Tea Party types is running into the fact that the Tea Partiers have only the high volume setting on their amplifiers, just like Palin. They're like a couple having a fight at a funeral; politely sotto voce, then suddenly bursting out fortissimo with their plaints and accusations.More Alexander Cockburn [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Regulation of sexual behavior
is the preferred route to wider social
control.More Alexander Cockburn [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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