This is a wittiest of maverick commentator Alexander Cockburn recent talks. Whether he's skewering the fallacies of the drug war or illuminating the dark crevices of secret government, his erudite and extemporaneous style warms the hearts of even the stodgiest cynics of the left.
Alexander Cockburn writes a weekly column for The Nation and is the founding editor of the bi-monthly journal Counterpunch. His books include Whiteout: The CIA Drugs and The Press, Five Days That Shook the World, Corruptions of Empire and Washington Babylon.
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Alexander Cockburn is a syndicated national columnist, whose work appears regularly in the Nation, NY Free Press, and LA Times, amongst others. Together with Jeffrey St. Clair, he is the editor of the online journal Alexander Cockburn is co-editor of the online journal Counterpunch and has authored and edited numerous books, including the best-selling Whiteout.