Writer Alexander Cockburn Dies
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Controversial writer Alexander Cockburn has died.
Cockburn's co-editor at the political newsletter CounterPunch said he died Friday in Germany after a two year battle with cancer.
Cockburn wrote for the Village Voice in the 1970s and '80s and was a longtime columnist for The Nation.
Born in Scotland, Cockburn was known for his criticism of U.S. foreign policy and what he called the rabid criminality of the international banking industry.
Alexander Cockburn was 71 years old.