Alexander Cockburn was born on June 6, 1941 in Scotland as Alexander Claud Cockburn. He was married to Emma Tennant and Katherine Kilgore. He died on July 21, 2012 in Bad Salzhausen, Nidda, Hesse, Germany. See full bio »
[on Christopher Hitchens] He courted the label 'contrarian,' but if the word is to have any muscle, it surely must imply the expression of dangerous opinions. Hitchens never wrote anything truly discommoding to respectable opinion and if he had he would never have enjoyed so long a billet at Vanity Fair.