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THE PREACHER AND VIETNAM: WHEN BILLY GRAHAM URGED NIXON TO KILL ONE MILLION PEOPLE

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

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100 BEST NON-FICTION BOOKS OF THE 20th CENTURY (AND BEYOND) IN ENGLISH

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

As the clock clicked down on the arrival of the new millennium, Alex and I were bemused at the spate of “100 best of the century lists” pouring forth from the New York Times, the New Yorker, Salon, the Guardian and other liberal publications. The lists were predictable and not ...

THERE’S A CANCER ON THE PRESIDENCY, CALLED BARACK OBAMA

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

President Barack Obama, according to a senior intelligence official, told the CIA to take the shot, and militant leader Baitullah Mehsud was killed, along with his wife and, by some reports, other family members as well. As Alexander Cockburn reports, there’s an altogether different, chill timbre to the account of ...

THE MYTH OF THE ‘KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY’

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Only 25 per cent of all Americans go to college and only 16 per cent of these actually try to learn anything. Welcome to a nation of helots*. By Alexander Cockburn. "In the 21st century, the best anti-poverty program around is a first-class education," President Obama famously declared in his 2010 State of ...

WAR ON IRAN: IT’S NOT A MATTER OF ‘IF’

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Real terror is never plotted in dark corners or dimly-lit rooms. The war mongers sit in posh meeting rooms, surrounded by experts. Once again, the world waits for another war in the Middle East. By Alexander Cockburn. The world's press is choc-a-bloc with "if" questions about Iran and war. Will Israel ...

IT SURE LOOKS LIKE OSAMA BIN LADEN IS WINNING THE GREAT WAR ON TERROR

Monday, February 28th, 2011

America might be fooling itself if it thinks it is leading the charge for democracy across the Arab world. Instead, as political analyst Alexander Cockburn points out, since 2001, it is dissatisfaction with American that has grown. From Washington DC we hear brave talk about Uncle Sam leading the charge for ...

DO DISCLOSURES OF ATROCITIES CHANGE ANYTHING?

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

The aim of the Wikileaks may be to end the war in Afghanistan but as history shows, such disclosures might not be as effective as one thinks. But more than that, as CounterPunch editor Alexander Cockburn points out, the importance lies in getting the facts and information out in the ...