Alexander cared for horses, cooked cordon bleu with cockatiel Percy on his shoulder, and wrote daily with dog Jasper at his feet. He could grill a pork chop on a car muffler, prune an apple tree to perfection and rescue a classic car from any dump. He lived brave and bold and built a loving community with his friends and daughter, Daisy, in Petrolia, endowing an annual art prize at the local college, Humboldt State.
Alexander inspired us to think smarter, write better, read more, and above all, to think for ourselves. He believed in a great animating spirit in everything. May he unleash ours.”
—Laura Flanders on Alexander Cockburn, who died on July 20th at 71. More tributes to the late Nation columnist here.