By Antonia Roupell On Wednesday 16 October animated anecdotes, socio-political retrospectives and media insights dominated the discussion about the fascinating life of talented journalist Alexander Cockburn. Chaired by journalist and broadcaster Charles Glass, the event at the Frontline Club hosted Cockburn’s brother and Middle East correspondent since 1979, Patrick Cockburn, as well as Ellin Stein, author of the […]
A talented and courageous writer, and one of the most influential radical journalists of his generation, Alexander Cockburn was most at home in the political and cultural battlegrounds of the US. Join us to look back on Alexander Cockburn’s extraordinary career, exploring his view of America and his style of radical journalism. We will also hear readings from his final work, A Colossal Wreck: A Road Trip Through Political Scandal, Corruption, and American Culture, finished shortly before his death in July 2012.
Colleagues of the journalist Alexander Cockburn have written tributes to the CounterPunch co-editor and The Nation columnist following his death last Friday in Berlin. The Nation magazine asked friends and colleagues who worked with Cockburn during his prolific career to share their memories. Among them were his CounterPunch co-editor Jeffrey St Clair who wrote of […]