Nat Hentoff





Nat Hentoff


Born
in Boston, Massachusetts
June 10, 1925

Died
January 07, 2017

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Nathan Irving "Nat" Hentoff was 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
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Free Speech for Me—But Not ...

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Jazz Is

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The Jazz Life

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This School is Driving Me C...

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Listen to the Stories: On J...

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The War on the Bill of Righ...

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The Nat Hentoff Reader

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

“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

“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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