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Beat the Devil

Alexander Cockburn

My dear friend and late Nation colleague Andrew Kopkind liked to tell how, skiing in Aspen at the height of the Vietnam War, he came round a bend and saw another skier, Defense Secretary R

Editor's Note: The Nation gives its columnists the widest possible latitude and, as readers know, their views are not always those of the magazine. In this instance, however, the editor wants to go on record as disagreeing profoundly with the analogies made by Alexander Cockburn in this column.

The last time I saw pictures of a man in need of a haircut being displayed as a trophy of the American Empire it was Che Guevara, stretched out dead on a table in Vallegrande, a village in the Bo

Khrushchev wrote in his incomparable memoirs that Soviet admirals, like admirals everywhere, loved battleships because they could get piped aboard in great style amid the respectful hurrahs of th

This city has been the November host of a global tyrant, on whose
rampages the sun never sets. His name is not George Bush but Rupert
Murdoch.

To gauge the level of hatred entertained by liberals for the Bush
Administration, take a look at the bestseller lists.

Enter the world of Paul Krugman, a world either dark (the eras of Bush I
and Bush II) or bathed in light (when Bill was king).

Gray Davis, good riddance! Into the political coffin with you and off
you go to the crypt.

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Alexander Cockburn
Alexander Cockburn, The Nation's "Beat the Devil" columnist and one...

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