A Colossal Wreck

A Colossal Wreck

A Road Trip Through Political Scandal, Corruption, and American Culture

Book - 2013
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"Alexander Cockburn was one of the most influential journalists of his generation. As the Atlantic noted, he was a towering figure who 'would say all the outrageous things his bland counterparts lacked the wit, courage, erudition, or epater-spirit to utter on their own.' In A Colossal Wreck, written prior to his death in July 2012, Cockburn reveals his great literary spirit, incisive reading of the situation, and campaigning vim into a single volume that will undoubtedly be seen as his masterpiece. Whether ruthlessly exposing the hypocrisy of Washington from Clinton to Obama, pricking the pomposity of those in power, or tirelessly defending the rights of the oppressed or silenced, Cockburn was the most gifted contrarian of his generation"--
Publisher: New York :, Verso,, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781781681190
Branch Call Number: 320.973 C644c
Characteristics: 586 pages

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StarGladiator
Oct 27, 2014

The Library Journal reviewer says: /// he was widely considered one of America's best radical journalists \\\ ??? He was, was he? Yet Cockburn was an ardent supporter of the Warren Commission Report? A pile of offal rife with obvious errors for one and all to see? Yet somehow Noam Chomsky, Alexander Cockburn and I.F. Stone could not, or refused to, note all those errors, variances, and improbabilities? Radical is not the definition for a supporter of the Status Quo - - radical is entirely something else.

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