Andrew Alexander (journalist)

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Andrew Alexander (May 1935 – 5 July 2015) was an English journalist and columnist for The Daily Mail.[1]

He was the unsuccessful Conservative candidate at the Colne Valley by-election, 1963.[2] He won Specialist Writer of the Year in the British Press Awards for 1976.[3] He was denounced in the House of Commons by the Labour MP Dennis Canavan as "that prizewinning cynical jackass".[4]

He is most known for writing a book on American Imperialism titled America and the Imperialism of Ignorance.[5]

Alexander died at age 80 on 5 July 2015.[6]


  • (with Alan Watkins), The Making of the Prime Minister 1970 (London: Macdonald, 1970).
  • America and the Imperialism of Ignorance: US Foreign Policy since 1945 (London: Biteback, 2011).


  1. ^ "Andrew Alexander for the Daily Mail". The Daily Mail. 
  2. ^ The Times (22 March 1963), p. 12.
  3. ^ The Times (3 March 1977), p. 2.
  4. ^ PRIME MINISTER (ENGAGEMENTS), HC Deb 21 April 1977 vol 930 cc359-63.
  5. ^ Tony Rennell (28 July 2011). "Forget Russia, forget Iran... is America the greatest threat to world peace, asks ANDREW ALEXANDER in his provocative new book". The Daily Mail. Retrieved 1 June 2016. 
  6. ^ Levy, Geoffrey (8 July 2015). "Mail's ex-City editor Andrew Alexander dies at 80". The Daily Mail. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
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