Andrew Cockburn Wiki – Andrew Cockburn Biography
Andrew Cockburn is a London-born journalist and the Washington, D.C., editor of Harper’s Magazine. He has written many books and articles, principally about national security. He has also produced many documentary films, principally in partnership with Leslie Cockburn, as well as co-produced the 1997 thriller The Peacemaker, starring George Clooney and Nicole Kidman, for DreamWorks. After an early career in British newspapers and television, he moved to the United States in 1979. His film The Red Army, produced for PBS in 1981, was the first in-depth report on the serious deficiencies of Soviet military power and won a Peabody Award.
In 1982, he published the book The Threat – Inside the Soviet Military Machine (Random House), which examined the same topic in greater depth. He subsequently published many articles on the subject of the US and Soviet military power as well as lecturing at numerous military bases, foreign policy forums, and colleges, and innumerable television shows. The collapse of the Soviet Union and the subsequent revelation that his analysis of the Soviet military had been entirely correct rendered his subject otiose. He then started covering middle eastern subjects, including the 1991 documentary on the after-effects of the first Gulf war, The War We Left Behind, which he co-produced for PBS with Leslie Cockburn.
In 2009, with his wife, they produced American Casino, a feature-length documentary on the financial crisis of 2007–2008. New Yorker critic David Denby called it “A terrific documentary… Everything is connected: the movie embodies chaos theory for social pessimists.” Apart from his books he has written for National Geographic, the Los Angeles Times, the London Review of Books, Smithsonian, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Magazine, CounterPunch, Condé Nast Traveler, The New York Times, and the Dungarvan Observer. He is Washington Editor of Harper’s Magazine.
In 2007, he wrote Rumsfeld: His Rise, Fall, and Catastrophic Legacy (subtitled An American Disaster in the UK edition). In The New York Times, reviewer Jacob Heilbrunn called it “perceptive and engrossing.” He is also known for writing “21st Century Slaves” for National Geographic. It was a groundbreaking article that shed light on the practice of modern-day slavery. Most recently, he authored Kill Chain – The Rise of the High-Tech Assassins. (2015) The book details the evolution of drone warfare, and the shift to assassination as the principal US military strategy. Kirkus Review called it “sharp-eyed and disturbing.” He was educated at Glenalmond College, Perthshire, and Worcester College, Oxford.
Andrew Cockburn Age
He was born on January 7, 1947 in Willesden, London, United Kingdom.
Andrew Cockburn Wife
In 1977, he married Leslie Corkhill Redlich in San Francisco and they have three children.
Andrew Cockburn Children
He has three children, Olivia Wilde, Chloe Frances Cockburn, and Charlie Philip Cockburn.
Andrew Cockburn Family
He grew up in County Cork, Ireland. His father was Communist author and journalist Claud Cockburn. His mother, Patricia Evangeline Anne, was the granddaughter of British colonial administrator Henry Arthur Blake and British politician George Arbuthnot; she had written an autobiography, Figure of Eight. Cockburn is a descendant of British-Jewish Whig politician and actor Ralph Bernal. He has two brothers, Alexander Cockburn (1941–2012) and Patrick Cockburn, also journalists, and two half-sisters. One sister, Sarah, was best known as the mystery writer Sarah Caudwell. The other sister, Claudia, was a disability activist and married Michael Flanders, half of the well-known performance double-act Flanders and Swann.
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