Claud was the greatest radical journalist of his age, an inspiring influence not only on CounterPunch but on many other seditious journalistic enterprises such as Private Eye, the fortnightly at whose helm he stood at a crucial moment in the early 1960s, and the National Guardian, founded by Cedric Belfrage, James Aronson and John McManus. 'If I were asked who are the greatest journalists of the 20th century, my answer would be G.K. Chesterton and Claud Cockburn.' - Graham Greene
Claud Cockburn (1904-1981) was a renowned radical British journalist. Educated at Oxford University, he was a journalist with The Times, the British communist newspaper the Daily Worker (covering the Spanish Civil War), and his own antifascist newsletter The Week. He is the author of several novels and nonfiction titles Alexander Cockburn is a syndicated national columnist, whose work appears regularly in the Nation, NY Free Press, and LA Times, amongst others. With Jeffrey St. Clair he has co-authored the best selling Whiteout: The CIA, Drugs and the Press, and edits the online and print journal Counterpunch.