Writer and journalist;
Born: June 6, 1941; Died: July 21, 2012.
Alexander Cockburn, who has died aged 71 of cancer, was a Scots-born radical writer who became one of the leading left-wing journalists in the US.
A long-time columnist for The Nation magazine and editor of the political newsletter CounterPunch, he died in Germany where he had been receiving medical treatment.
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