Quotes by Alexander Cockburn

Alexander Cockburn

Irish-American political journalist and writer

Alive from: 1941-2012

Category: Media | Writers (Contemporary)

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    A ''just war'' is hospitable to every self-deception on the part of those waging it, none more than the certainty of virtue, under whose shelter every abomination can be committed with a clear conscience.
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    A childish soul not inoculated with compulsory prayer is a soul open to any religious infection.
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    Be careful about Burma. Most people cannot remember whether it was Siam and has become Thailand, or whether it is now part of Malaysia and should be called Sri Lanka.
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    The First Law of Journalism: to confirm existing prejudice, rather than contradict it.
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    The travel writer seeks the world we have lost - the lost valleys of the imagination.
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    The weapon of the advocate is the sword of the soldier, not the dagger of the assassin.
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    They keep telling us that in war truth is the first casualty, which is nonsense since it implies that in times of peace truth stays out of the sick bay or the graveyard.
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