Alexander Cockburn Quotes

The weapon of the advocate is the sword of the soldier, not the dagger of the assassin

Alexander Cockburn

The First Law of Journalism: to confirm existing prejudice, rather than contradict it

Alexander Cockburn

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.

Alexander Cockburn

The travel writer seeks the world we have lost --the lost valleys of the imagination.

Alexander Cockburn

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