Nat Hentoff

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Nat Hentoff (born June 10, 1925) is a civil libertarian, free speech absolutist, Pro-Life advocate, anti-death penalty advocate, Jazz critic, historian, biographer and anecdotist, and columnist for the Village Voice, Legal Times, Washington Times, The Progressive, Editor & Publisher, Free Inquiry and Jewish World Review. He was named as one of six 2004 NEA Jazz Masters, the first non-musician to win this prestigious award.

In recent years, he has become a vocal critic of the organization he once supported, the American Civil Liberties Union, for its support of government-enforced campus and workplace speech codes 1 (http://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/hentoff092099.asp) and affirmative action, which he considers to be state-sponsored racial discrimination.

Books

  • Does Anybody Give a Damn?: Nat Hentoff on Education Random House; (1977)
  • Our Children Are Dying
  • A Doctor Among Addicts
  • Peace Agitator: The Story of A. J Muste ISBN 0960809600
  • The New Equality
  • The First Freedom: The Tumultuous History of Free Speech in America
  • The Day They Came to Arrest the Book ISBN 0440918146
  • The Man from Internal Affairs
  • Boston Boy: Growing Up With Jazz and Other Rebellious Passions ISBN 096796752X
  • John Cardinal O'Connor: At the Storm Center of a Changing American Catholic Church
  • Free Speech for Me But Not for Thee: How the American Left and Right Relentlessly Censor Each Other ISBN 0060995106
  • Listen to the Stories: Nat Hentoff on Jazz and Country Music
  • Living the Bill of Rights: How to Be an Authentic American ISBN 0520219813
  • The Nat Hentoff Reader ISBN 0306810840
  • The War on the Bill of Rights and the Gathering Resistance ISBN 1583226214
  • The Jazz Life ISBN 0306800888

Quote

"I'm a Jewish atheist civil-libertarian pro-lifer."

External links

  • Recent columns (http://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/hentoff1.asp)
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