Nat Hentoff





Nat Hentoff


Born
in Boston, Massachusetts, The United States
June 10, 1925

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Nathan Irving "Nat" Hentoff is a historian, novelist, music critic, and syndicated columnist. As a civil libertarian and free-speech activist, he has been described by the Cato Institute—where he has been a senior fellow since 2009—as "one of the foremost authorities on the First Amendment" to the U.S. Constitution. He was a staff writer for The New Yorker for over 25 years, and was formerly a columnist for The Village Voice for over 50 years, in addition to Legal Times, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, and The Progressive, among others. Since 2014, he has been a regular contributor to the conservative Christian website WorldNetDaily, often in collaboration with his son Nick Hentoff.

Hentoff was a Fulbright Fellow at the Sorbonne i
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The Day They Came to Arrest...

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Free Speech for Me—But Not ...

3.97 avg rating — 75 ratings — published 1992 — 2 editions
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Jazz Is

4.27 avg rating — 51 ratings — published 1976 — 5 editions
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Boston Boy: Growing up with...

3.90 avg rating — 50 ratings — published 1986 — 4 editions
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Jazz Country

4.05 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 1965 — 7 editions
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The Jazz Life

3.93 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 1975 — 2 editions
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Listen to the Stories: On J...

3.92 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 1995 — 3 editions
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The War on the Bill of Righ...

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This School is Driving Me C...

3.50 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 1975 — 5 editions
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I'm Really Dragged But Noth...

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“Most of us lead or are led by lives of patterned regularity. Diurnally, surprises are relatively few. And except for economic or physical uncertainties, we neither face nor court significant degrees of risk because a fundamental drive in the vast majority of us is toward the attainment of as much security as is possible.
In this sense, jazzmen, of all musicians, are our surrogates for the unpredictable, our paladins of constant change.”
Nat Hentoff, Jazz Is

“Whenever I see that kind of story, where everybody agrees, I know there's something wrong.”
Nat Hentoff

“In 1965, as Ralph Gleason has reported, when Martin Luther King's march on Selma, Alabama, was brutally attacked by local and state constabulary, Louis Armstrong, then in Copenhagen, said after watching the carnage on television, "They would beat Jesus if he was black and marched.”
Nat Hentoff, Jazz Is

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