AlexanderCockburn and “Snitching”

  • Ian Williams
Part of the Political Philosophy and Public Purpose book series (POPHPUPU)


Almost a stereotypical critic of Orwell was journalist Alexander Cockburn whose father had been a prominent Communist writer in the 30s, and who was himself an inveterate opponent of any detractor of the Soviet Union and its successors. This chapter looks at Cockburn’s record on the wars in the Balkans and Middle East, demonstrating that his world view was binary, Washington bad, Moscow and its friends, good, even though both Moscow and its friends have long abandoned even lip service to the socialist ideals that once masked their behavior.


Alexander Cockburn Iraq The UN The List Kofi Anna Balkans Boutros Ghali 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bard Center for Globalization and International AffairsManhattanUSA

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