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Serpents in the Garden: Liaisons with Culture and Sex

by Alexander Cockburn & Jeffery St. Clair

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The latest in the award-winning Counterpunch series detonates an explosion of voracious, opinionated and witty fireworks on the unexpected intersections of politics, art, music, architecture and sex.

In addition to 13 essays by Cockburn and St. Clair—dissecting everything from Angelina Jolie’s connections to sex, death and the French Revolution to their famous “best books of the last 100 years.” Serpents in the Garden showcases essays from the nation’s most exciting and radical cultural critics—including music historian Bruce Jackson, historian Peter Linebaugh, Lenni Brenner, scriptwriter Ben Tripp, blues pianist David Vest, sex therapist Susan Block, JoAnn Wypijewski, folklorist Susan Davis, Ron Jacobs, Susan Martinez and Andrew Cockburn.

About the Author

Alexander Cockburn is a syndicated national columnist, whose work appears regularly in the Nation, NY Free Press, and LA Times, amongst others. Together with Jeffrey St. Clair, he is the editor of the online journal Alexander Cockburn is co-editor of the online journal Counterpunch and has authored and edited numerous books, including the best-selling Whiteout.

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  • Item Weight : 15.3 ounces
  • Paperback : 240 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1902593944
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1902593944
  • Product Dimensions : 5 x 0.9 x 7.5 inches
  • Publisher : AK Press; 1st Pub 2004 Edition (May 1, 2004)
  • Language: : English


Jeffrey St. Clair (born 1959 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an investigative journalist, writer and editor. He is the co-editor, with Joshua Frank, of the political magazine and website CounterPunch, and a contributing editor to the monthly magazine In These Times. He has also written for The Washington Post, San Francisco Examiner, The Nation, The New Statesman and The Progressive.

St. Clair attended the American University in Washington, D.C., majoring in English and history. He has worked as an environmental organizer and writer for Friends of the Earth, Clean Water Action Project and the Hoosier Environmental Council.

In 1990, he moved to Oregon to edit the influential environmental magazine Forest Watch, later renamed Wild Forest Review. In 1994, he joined journalists Alexander Cockburn and Ken Silverstein on CounterPunch. He now co-edits the newsletter and the popular website.

In 1998, he published his first book, with Cockburn, Whiteout: the CIA, Drugs and the Press, a history of the CIA’s ties to drug gangs from World War II to the Mujahideen and Nicaraguan Contras. This was followed by A Field Guide to Environmental Bad Guys (with James Ridgeway), Five Days that Shook the World: Seattle and Beyond, Al Gore: a User’s Manual, The Politics of Antisemitism, Been Brown So Long It Looked Like Green to Me: the Politics of Nature, Imperial Crusades, Grand Theft Pentagon, A Dime’s Worth of Difference, End Times: the Death of the Fourth Estate, Red State Rebels, Born Under a Bad Sky, Hopeless: Barack Obama and the Politics of Illusion and Killing Trayvons: an Anthology of American Violence.

Jeffrey St. Clair lives in Oregon City with his wife Kimberly Willson, a librarian, and his two children Zen and Nathaniel St. Clair.


To read more history about ‘Serpents in the Garden: Liaisons with Culture and Sex‘:

  1. Alexander Cockburn’s Official Wikipedia
  2. Jeffrey St. Clair’s Official Wikipedia

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