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Posts published by “Alexander Cockburn”

Was DSK Stitched Up? (May 21, 2011)

The French are for the millionaire. The Americans are for the maid. Among the French, three out of five think the IMF’s former managing director,…

Tipping in America (March 20, 2002)

Tip-skimming has surfaced in Boston, and there can’t be a tipper in America who, on hearing the news, doesn’t exclaim, “The greedy bastards!” In a…

The Fog of Cop-Out (Jan. 28, 2004)

My dear friend and late Nation colleague Andrew Kopkind liked to tell how, skiing in Aspen at the height of the Vietnam War, he came…

Letter to Michael Moore (Nov. 12, 1997)

Dear Michael, You probably thought to yourself, with that blend of self-righteous self-pity you have made your own, that when Mugger had sharp things to…

How the FBI Spied On Edward Said (Jan. 11, 2006)

“The FBI has a long, ignoble tradition of monitoring and harassing America’s top intellectuals. While people ranging from Albert Einstein, William Carlos Williams to Martin…

Dwarf Tossing (2002)

Here’s why I’m against the UN as a promoter of federalism and world guv’mint. This just in from Geneva, Switzerland, via Reuter’s wire: “UN upholds…

Awards For Yourself

(1984) Were there ever members of any profession so keen on giving each other prizes as journalists? From the rising of the sun in the…

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