Alexander Cockburn, 1941-2012
Alexander Cockburn,longtime Nation columnist, radical journalist, unwavering voice of dissent,RIP, 1941-2012.— Katrina vandenHeuvel (@KatrinaNation) July 21, 2012
Some years ago, I lent a collection of his essays to a friend, and never saw it again. I’ve just ordered a used copy from an online distributor, in particular for the piece about “Hell-Spawn.” I’ll share details when it arrives. I’d rather not butcher the excerpt by trying to reproduce it from memory.
He was one of the guiding lights behind Counterpunch, still one of the finest alternative websites anywhere.
Wherever he is, I hope he and Hitchens have kissed and made up, and are sharing a large bottle of fine whisky.
Three months later, the Christopher Hitchens tribute I wanted to run.
Christopher Hitchens on religion and our limitations
Christopher Hitchens - 1949-2011
Principles have a way of enduring, as do the few irreducible individuals who maintain allegiance to them.
Have a drink for me when you get … well, when you get wherever you’re going, you magnificent bastard.