Richard Cockett

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Richard Cockett (born 1961)[1] is a British historian, journalist and writer.[2]

He is a regional editor of The Economist, with experience in Mexico, Central America, Africa[3] and Singapore.[2] He was previously a senior lecturer in politics and history at Royal Holloway, University of London.[3]

Selected works[edit]

  • Thinking the unthinkable: think-tanks and the economic counter-revolution, 1931–1983. (Fontana Press, 1995). ISBN 0-00-637586-3.
  • Sudan: Darfur and the failure of an African State. (Yale University Press, 2010).
  • New Left, New Right and Beyond. Taking the Sixties Seriously (with Geoff Andrews, Alan Hooper, Michael Williams) (Palgrave Macmillan, 1999). ISBN 9780333741474
  • David Astor and The Observer (Andre Deutsch, 1990). ISBN 0-233-98735-5
  • Twilight of Truth: Chamberlain, Appeasement, and the Manipulation of the Press (St. Martin's Press, 1989)


  1. ^ "Richard Cockett". British Library of Political and Economic Science. Retrieved 27 July 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Profile of Richard Cockett". The Economist. Retrieved 27 July 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Profile of Richard Cockett". Open Democracy.

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