Sunday, July 22, 2012

Alexander Cockburn Is Dead

When Christopher Hitchens died of cancer last year, Mr. Cockburn did not mince words in a remembrance. “He courted the label ‘contrarian,’ ” Mr. Cockburn said of Mr. Hitchens, “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.” - COLIN MOYNIHAN

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