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Nat Hentoff

Nathan Irving Nat Hentoff (born June 10, 1925) is an American historian, novelist, jazz and country music critic, and syndicated columnist for United Media and writes regularly on jazz and country music for The Wall Street Journal.

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Classic Read: in the middle of another mediocre Dylan x Nobel op-ed, a link to a 1964 Bob profile by Nat Hentoff
Cover story by Nat Hentoff inside the 15 January 1976 Rolling Stone.
That Nat Hentoff could write about musicians.
Nat Hentoff, Allen Ginsberg, and a short story on the cover. And Dylan.
Free Speech for Me--But Not for Thee: How the American Left and Right Relentlessly Censor Each Other by Nat Hentoff, civil libertarian
'Dylan looks and acts like a fusion of Huck Finn and a young Woody Guthrie' — Nat Hentoff.
Check out Living the Bill of Rights : How to Be an Authentic American by Nat Hentoff via
"I write to write, and hope that some of it has some effect." -- Nat Hentoff
NAT HENTOFF: Journalists should worry about Obama, not Sean Penn via
True. Also are you related to Nat Hentoff?
Dana Gould has a great comedy LP for which I did the pseudo-Nat Hentoff liner notes. You might want to get it:
Journalists Should Worry about Obama, Not Sean Penn: Nat Hentoff. In 2011, at an American Society of Mag...
icymi Nat Hentoff: "Journalists should worry about Obama, not Sean Penn"
Nat Hentoff on the ACLU and attacks on free speech on campuses
Honest lefty Nat Hentoff: the ACLU has been worse than useless in confronting campus anti-free speech movement
Public shaming, calls to oust unreliable faculty, attacks on press: US campuses enter Red Guard phase [Nat Hentoff]
One need look only at Chris Hitchens and Nat Hentoff for examples of pro-life atheists.
In honor of Louis Armstrong's birthday, check out this timeless tribute by Nat Hentoff, originally published by...
Nat Hentoff, liberal atheist and legendary jazz critic, on his Pro-Life convictions:
A2. “The essence of Miles Davis can be determined by listening to the men he has surrounded himself with” Nat Hentoff
Compelling, smart, instructive documentary on the great Nat Hentoff. All about free speech, jazz, and friendship.
To be online is to be constantly reminded of Nat Hentoff's idea that beyond basic survival needs,the strongest human impulse is to censor
Like Nat Hentoff said about free speech, these days tolerance is "for me but not for thee."
“Sanctity of Life Saturday” Pro-life Atheist Nat Hentoff: Mr. President, did you mean what you said at Notre Dame…
Nat Hentoff on police militarization and
Nat Hentoff, Senior Fellow for the talks about in light of
We Awaken to National Militarization of Police, Not Only in Ferguson: Nat Hentoff. We may eventually know the ...
Looking forward to seeing the Nat Hentoff doc, The Pleasures of Being Out of Step
Where in Constitution Is CIA Absolved of Its Multitude of Crimes?>Nat Hentoff: via
TIL that Nat Hentoff, whose words grace the sleeves of half my jazz collection, is a fellow at the Cato Institute and writes for WND.
When Duke Ellington was in his 70s, Nat Hentoff, said, "Duke, you have done so much in music. Why not retire?" Duke said, "Retire to what?
HERE'S ANOTHER MUST READ: THIS ARTICLE SHOULD BE A "WAKE UP AMERICA CALL" - FOR THOSE OUT THERE WHO ARE NOT AWAKE - WE KNOW THOSE OUT THERE "DRINKING THE OBAMA KOOL-AID" ARE NOT AWAKE. WE MUST WAKE UP THE SILENT MAJORITY NOW; NOVEMBER 2014 IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER Food for thought ... Should we be a little paranoid? Some years ago, the University of Nebraska asked our firm to help build a crowd for a debate between William Rusher, the publisher of the conservative National Review Magazine, and Nat Hentoff, of the liberal The Village Voice. While William Rusher and William F. Buckley, Jr. and National Review, were already familiar, it was only necessary to read a few back issues of The Village Voice to understand that Nat Hentoff was (and is) one of the world's most articulate liberals. We filled the auditorium; however, we didn't know what to expect. Would the debaters be civil or uncivil?More than civil, they listened respectfully to what the other had to say. The audience was treated to the best ide .. ...
Bob Dylan interview with Nat Hentoff for Playboy magazine – 1966
Photo: mosaicrecords: The Thoughts of Albert Ayler I remember this 1966 Down Beat article by Nat Hentoff as...
NAT HENTOFF: Judges who don't know the Constitution - The Mercury
A print-out of this Nat Hentoff illo is staring at me from my desk. Interview will be online this Friday.
At the Jazz Band Ball: Sixty Years on the Jazz Scene - Nat Hentoff
Nat Hentoff is a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute. In this clip, Hentoff discusses the deplorable spread of hate-cr...
Nat Hentoff called this "free speech for me, but not for thee."
"Left leaning Nat Hentoff has come to the same conclusion as Rob Schneider - Obama, Holder, Pelosi, Reid…" — ripken1
Nat Hentoff: Lifting secrecy a matter of time however erodes trust and legitimacy
Nat Hentoff on Legislative Victories and the Future of Higher Education
Constitutional law expert and famed civil libertarian Nat Hentoff told WND it was a plain case of murder. Nat...
A personal story on the excise tax from famed reporter and jazz critic Nat Hentoff:
Yup, Martin Sheen and don't forget Nat Hentoff. Liberals who are pro-life.
I will add, if the idea is someone like Nat Hentoff should be treated like a pro-slavery advocate, then that's also despicable
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NAT HENTOFF: An tax that can silently take your life away
NAT HENTOFF: An Obama tax that can silently take your life away
Thelonious Monk, Cannonball Adderley, Max Roach. Nat Hentoff on the golden age of jazz in Greenwich Village, 1950s
"This is the first administration that has scared me.” Village Voice writer and Constitutional expert Nat Hentoff.
Nat Hentoff was the editor of Village Voice for many years total liberal
"The Rutherford Institute is one of the nation's premier civil liberties organizations."—Nat Hentoff, nationally syndicated columnist
Legal experts from left to right: D.C. cops murdered woman No one knows what was on Miriam Carey’s mind when the 34-year-old dental hygienist from Connecticut drove up to a White House barricade on a balmy and clear Thursday afternoon Oct. 3 before exiting the restricted area, provoking at least seven shots from police. Police pursued the Infiniti driven by Carey, who had her 2-year-old daughter with her in the backseat. When she stopped her vehicle near a Senate office building, an unknown number of shots rang out – all fired by law enforcement – and the single mother was killed. Her infant daughter was uninjured. Two-and-a-half months later, police have still not issued a report on exactly what happened in the incident that paralyzed Washington for a day. But legal experts from the left and right are now calling Carey’s death at the hands of police “murder.” Renowned liberal journalist and First Amendment expert Nat Hentoff, a former board member of the American Civil Liberties Union, told W ...
I'm so glad that this film has been made. Finally, a documentary about the greatest, Nat Hentoff. And I'm very excited that it will be playing soon in NYC, too. I'll be there on November 15 - can't wait!
Nancy and I are going -- Dave's movie and meet Nat Hentoff.
Hey folks, less than two weeks until our New York premier Please join us and see Nat Hentoff in person!
159 Congress needs to assign special prosecutors to investigate Obama administration misbehavior, charges a congressman who has distributed to members of the U.S. House copies of the book “Impeachable Offenses: The Case for Removing Barack Obama from Office.” “From Benghazi to Fast and Furious to crony deals for ‘green’ energy to Obamacare the lawless Obama administration must be reined in. I am calling on Congress to establishment Select Committees on these scandals with full subpoena power,” said Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, in a statement Thursday. “We’ve seen how the Obama administration smears and defames their critics. Congress should investigate these scandals and turn the matters over to special prosecutors,” he said. “Impeachable Offenses” is authored by New York Times best-selling authors Aaron Klein, a senior WND writer, and Brenda J. Elliott. The book argues that Obama already has committed many violations of the Constitution that could qualify him for impeachment, inclu ...
I have said it before and I will say it again..Battle ignorance with more and better words(a variation on a quote by Nat Hentoff).
African-American Abortion : Pro Choice, Infanticide, Or Genocide? by Brad Lena The white population in America is in decline. The question for Black Americans is do they wish to accompany them? If the black abortion rate remains constant, it may be inevitable. The Black population in America, according to the 2000 Census, comprised 12.3 % of the population (12.9% if identified as black plus another race.) It is no longer the largest minority having been surpassed by Hispanics in 2000 (5 years sooner than anticipated.) Black American women comprise 13.5 % of the female population in the U.S. but have 34% of all the abortions. Black abortion rates are approximately 2.6 times higher than the white. Most of America's abortions take place in urban areas. Planned Parenthood, the intellectual and philosophical stepchild of eugenicist and racist Margaret Sanger, has located 78% of their facilities in minority communities. No surprise there. Black pro-life organizations estimate that there have been 15 million few ...
Jazz Is Still Kickin’ MOST AMERICANS DIG OTHER KINDS OF MUSIC, BUT THE ONE SYMBOLIZING FREEDOM WILL NEVER BE SILENCED. by Nat Hentoff I began reporting on jazz and knowing its key players in the late 1940s, also learning life lessons from them ever since. Tenor saxophonist Ben Webster advised, “Listen, kid, when the rhythm section ain’t making it, go for yourself!” I’ve done that in hassles with editors and wives. Obituaries for my favorite musical genre began when rock overran jazz’s popular big-band period (Benny Goodman, et al), and they keep marching on. Benjamin Schwarz recently added one in The Atlantic: “The End of Jazz: How America’s Most Vibrant Music Became a Relic.” Such a relic that jazz combos are still booked around the world. For example—I kid you not—in Siberia. Meanwhile, Jazz Times magazine reported that UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has “officially designated International Jazz Day…to highlight jazz and its diplom ...
NAT HENTOFF: Who will teach our police our Bill of Rights?
From Cato: My Choice for Principal of the Year: Nat Hentoff. Soon after I began reporting on education in the...
Many pro-life people would agree There are pro-life figures like the liberal writer Nat Hentoff who have no religious beliefs.
Atheists tend to be rational politically, so Pro-Choice. Though columnist Nat Hentoff is Atheist & anti-abortion.
Nat Hentoff on the continuing relevance of founding father George Mason.
Smith v. University of Washington Katuria Smith challenged race-based admissions policies at UW. In 2002 CIR began a lawsuit against the University of Washington on behalf of several applicants rejected from its law school. Among these applicants was Katuria Smith. Smith grew up in poverty, with an alcoholic father and step-father, and struggled through high school. In spite of this, she was able to pull her life together and submit an impressive application to UW's law school. However, because she was not a member of a preferred race, Smith's application was denied. While Smith's case was pending, voters in the state of Washington passed a referendum making the use of race in university admissions illegal. However, CIR pressed on to assure that race preferences were illegal under the Constitution, and not simply state law. Although, race preferences remain illegal in the state of Washington under the recent referendum, federal judges have ruled that UW's race preference policies did not violate the Const ...
I just want to say thank you for Beverly Kenney on Playboy After Dark. How beautiful, how devastating. Nat Hentoff was right.
if right now you're with Fran Lebowitz or Nat Hentoff, can you please tell them I said hi & Good Yontif or something like that
Learn the truth about Che Guevara - When Nat Hentoff Met Che Guevara: via
Like, I wish Nat Hentoff good heath and many more years, but when he passes, how many young'ins will turn out?
Endless extermination of Christians: Do we care? Nat Hentoff: Multi-nation killings r genocide
"All the music I heard when I was a very young child was church music." Charles Mingus en entrevista con Nat Hentoff.
In Peggy Noonan piece, Nat Hentoff opines on govt, NSA, privacy and surveillance
"..is always probing...his music is intensely, thrustingly palpable..." - Nat Hentoff
And 20 years later, they were at it again. I think this was from a 20th anniversary reunion special. Bob McGrath (by then on Sesame Street) looks like he's h...
"For the jazz musician, however, the music, as John Coltrane once said, is 'the whole question of life itself.' And as a number of jazzmen have also emphasized what you live and how you live becomes an instant, integral part of what you play each night, so that jazz is a continual autobiography, or rather a continuum of intersecting autobiographies, one's own and those of the musicians with whom one plays." ~ Nat Hentoff
Do you like to read columns from Cal Thomas or Donna Brazile, or maybe you're more of a Nat Hentoff reader? Maybe...
"I doubt the authors speak for most others at Cato and they certainly don't speak for the broader movement," says one unhappy libertarian.
When I worked at the Voice, I lived near Nat Hentoff and I used to see him walking home reading the whole way.
Dear NSA, you can do whatever with my data. But not with my eyes. Those slides are hideous. So here's a quick revamp of your PRISM slides.
My Jewish parents had changed their lives — inner and outer — by coming to America. When their son was old enough to go to school, they were determined not to send him to the prestigious Hebrew school on the street next to where they lived in Boston. No, the boy was to be more fully Americanized by…
I stand with Rand Paul re. the Obama's violations of 4th amendment. . Brilliant commentary on PRISM from Nat Hentoff;
I am trying, with every fiber of my civil libertarian being, to get upset about NSA data gathering. And I just...can't...manage it. Is this age or 21st century reality?
Gee, the FBI has known my phone numbers well since the J. Edgar Hoover era. I’ll never know, but I guess they’ll find my suspicious “patterns” now on Verizon.
Pretty sure this is Nat Hentoff song of the day: David Bowie's "This is Not America" -
Longtime lefty Nat Hentoff: This is America?. Didn't you vote for it, Nat?.
Calling out our Imperial Ruler one story at a time: Nat Hentoff
Now that you know (even just a little) more about (one or two pieces of) our government's surveillance program, would you vote to keep it in place as is? Make it more robust? Change it in some way? Or, also a defensible position, do you disagree with Edward Snowden's basic assertion that these programs should be voted on in the first place?
Please take a moment and read this post. Nat Hentoff for decades has advocated for free speech and privacy in all sorts of issues. He is an honest commentator. (And please, if you're going to argue for these intrusions, don't use the "if you have done nothing wrong, you have nothing to worry about" line. I wonder how many people arrested by the Gestapo or by the Soviet police said, "But I've done nothing wrong"). If you agree with Hentoff writes here, then follow his advice in regard to the Rand Paul bill.
Nat Hentoff: Obama tracking whatever you say and do. You're Americans?
Nat Hentoff on what America has become:
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IV - The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Sen. Jeff Sessions quotes Nat Hentoff and David Rittgers on hate crimes legislation on C-SPAN 2 via
Obama's snooping -- this is America?. Nat Hentoff says his late immigrant parents would be shocked by today's...
Since global warming is considered a national security issue, what does NSA snooping mean for skeptics?
Nat Hentoff, the last honest lefty: Obama’s snooping — this is America?
A documentary profile of legendary jazz writer and civil libertarian Nat Hentoff.
“We have been silent witnesses of evil deeds: we have been drenched by many storms; we have learnt the arts of equivocation and pretence; experience has made us suspicious of others and kept us from being truthful and open; intolerable conflicts have worn us down and even made us cynical. Are we sti…
Nat Hentoff: Take Obama at his word? Which one — and when? (from
Great article on and description of my father. Thank you, Jo Dee Craigmile, for fidning this one!
See our latest post, rare video included!
A bubble-licious Nat Hentoff for his birthday!
Nat Hentoff is one of the foremost authorities on the First Amendment. While his books and articles regularly defend the rights of Americans to think and speak freely, he also explores our freedoms under the rest of the Bill of Rights and the 14th Amendment by showing how Supreme Court and local leg...
Wishing a very happy and well-deserved 88th birthday to my friend Nat Hentoff, a pioneering alt-media journalist, a tirelessly prescient advocate for civil liberties, a key facilitator of the bebop revolution, and the single greatest music writer to ever walk the Earth. Here's to many more!
When most Coltrane albums came out in the ‘60s, one thing that used to amuse me was how Nat Hentoff could write a full set of liners talking about how John Coltrane didn’t want liner notes and that the music should speak for itself. Nat explains the process here. And in reality, Coltrane was evolvin...
I've borrowed Woody Guthrie's 1942 song to report that this is my last column for the Voice. I'm not retiring; I've never forgotten my exchange on that decision with Duke Ellington. In those years, he and the band playe
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"What first came to mind was Duke Ellington telling me long ago that in the 1920s, he went to Fletcher Henderson and said, "Why don't we drop the word 'jazz'...
1190 Frederick Barbarossa drowns in a river while leading an army of the Third Crusade. 1692 Bridget Bishop is hanged in Salem, Mass., for witchcraft. 1776 The Continental Congress appoints a committee to write a Declaration of Independence. 1801 Tripoli declares war on the U.S. for refusing to pay tribute. 1854 The U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, holds its first graduation. 1861 Dorothea Dix is appointed superintendent of female nurses for the Union army. 1864 At the Battle of Brice's Crossroads in Mississippi, Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest defeats the numerically superior Union troops. 1896 Authorization of first experimental ship model tank 1898 U.S. Marines land in Cuba. 1905 Japan and Russia agree to peace talks brokered by President Theodore Roosevelt. 1909 An SOS signal is transmitted for the first time in an emergency when the Cunard liner SS Slavonia is wrecked off the Azores. 1916 Mecca, under control of the Turks, falls to the Arabs during the Great ...
And a very happy birthday to Mr. Nat Hentoff, who was born on this day in or near Boston, MA, in 1925! Stay tuned for updates.
Happy birthday to the man I consider one of the greatest thinkers, writer, and humanitarian ever. Mr. Nat Hentoff. How fortunate I am to know him.
Your birthday for Monday June 10: Happy Birthday, Gemini! You’re a burst of sunshine in a field of gold. Never timid or halfhearted, you have the option to own each room you enter. Sometimes, you fake bravado until you’ve mustered an excess of courage, but much of the time, you feel comfortable in the world. You like physical and mental challenges. Instead of feeling awestruck, you strap on your boots and strut into battle. You do what you have to do. In your youth, you may be an adrenaline junkie, naively bold and drawn to unnecessary risk. Frequently lucky and often admired for your brash, independent approach, you’re a trendsetter and almost impossible to ignore. There’s something uniquely appealing about your personality and appearance - the stuff that fantasies are made of. You may have many admirers. Your take-no-prisoners approach and apparent fearlessness can make you a very big winner, especially when competitors cower on the sidelines and refuse to try. You admire people who have paid th ...
In 1798, only seven years after the First Amendment was ratified as part of the Constitution, President John Adams undermined the First Amendment by pushing the Alien and Sedition Acts through Congress. This law subjected citizens to imprisonment for speech that brought the president or Congress int...
Does anyone out there like Nat Hentoff as much as I do? He writes a syndicated column which is printed in the DDD; June 5,2013, column: "Bringing civics classes back to schools: Obama impeachment?"
Norman Mailer, Nat Hentoff, Jules Feiffer -- J. Hoberman writes about the minyan at the Village Voice.
.CultureMap Houston is kinda like the Village Voice, minus the mitigating value of a Nat Hentoff.
I am thrilled & beyond honored to be profiled in today's Wall Street Journal in a story by the legendary Nat Hentoff.
Joe Alterman Strikes a Chord Anytime Nat Hentoff writes about jazz, it's magical.
Nat Hentoff profiles pianist Joe Alterman in today's WSJ...
Coming: Judgement Day for U.S. Torture Policies: Nat Hentoff As I’ll be turning 88 in June, I’d begun to los...
A persons mind & his desk. William F Buckley, Nat Hentoff, Albert Einstein all had messy desks. Obama's desk is EMPTY! So is his head!
Rand Paul: TEACHER OF THE YEAR Nat Hentoff advises Constitution-honoring senator to take his message into schools”
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Nat Hentoff is still great. Our Royal Supreme Court Chains Fourth Amendment via
"If I see a case...after twenty weeks, where it frankly is a child to me, I really agonize over it because the potential is so imminently there...On the other hand, I have another position, which I think is superior in the hierarchy of questions, and that is "who owns this child?" It's got to be the mother." - Dr. James MacMahon, who performs D & X abortions, in Nat Hentoff "It's Just Too Late: Third Trimester abortions are an Outrage and an Insult to the Human Race" July 27, 1993 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Describing an abortion that apparently did not prevent the child from being born alive, Dr. Haskell said this, "It came out very quickly after I put the scissors up in the cervical canal and pierced the skull and spread the scissors apart...in the previous two, I had used the suction to collapse the skull." - Dayton Daily News Sun Dec 10 1989 "The first time, I felt like a murderer, but I did it again and again and again, and now, 20 years later, I am facing what happened to me as a doctor and as a human ...
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Nat Hentoff exposes the dangers of tracking devices used in academic settings.
Nat Hentoff: Teaching our schoolkids to be suspects via
Nat Hentoff: British courts to decide U.S. drones do murder?
But who's academic freedom? Do "departments" -- as distinguished from individual faculty members -- really have the right of academic freedom? Does the political science department at Brooklyn College represent only its hard left faculty?
It's one of the most recognizable (and romantic) album covers of all time— photographed in February 1963 on tiny Jones Street, around the corner from Dylan's $60 a month studio at 161 West Fourth S...
There's an old saying that seems to apply: creative minds are rarely tidy. I've used that often to explain my desk/workspace. A picture is worth a thousand words. A person's desk says a lot about the activity of his mind . . . First is William Buckley's office. Next is the historian/novelist Nat Hentoff. After that is Albert Einstein's. I'm proud to say that these look a lot like my own. But then comes the office of...who do you think?
Why has slamming a ball with a racquet become so obsessive a pleasure for many of us ??? It seems clear to me that a primary attraction of the sport is the opportunity it gives to release aggression physically without being arrested for felonious assault. -NAT HENTOFF
"Since I was eleven years old, I have been nurtured by the life force of jazz musicians. Deeply honored as I am by this award, it could not have come to me but for these creators of this quintessential American language that has become international. As the Constitution – very much including its B...
only ones I can think of are Nat Hentoff and Camille Paglia.
I feel like Joseph Cotten as Holly Martins when he discovers the truth about Harry Lime in "The Third Man." I had no idea Edgard Varese was an awful racist and anti-semite. "Jazz is not America. It's a *** product, exploited by the Jews." Quoted by Alex Ross in The Rest is Noise.
Check out this 1959 interview with Wayne Shorter from Nat Hentoff's bygone The Jazz Review:
“There is never any end. There are always new sounds to imagine, new feelings to get at. And always, there is the need to keep purifying these feelings and sounds so that we can really see what we have discovered in its pure state. So that we can see more and more clearly what we are. In that way we can give to those who listen to the essence, the best of what we are. But to do that at each stage, we have to keep on cleaning the mirror.” —John Coltrane, interview with Nat Hentoff
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Nat Hentoff is a nationally renowned authority on the First Amendment and the Bill of Rights. He is a member of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, and the Cato Institute, where he is a Senior Fellow.
Constitutional scholar Nat Hentoff: "If President Barack Obama is re-elected, more of us will continue to lose our constitutional rights to the presumption of innocence, basic to due process, along with other hard-won definitions of being American."
In the new video below, renowned civil libertarian and Cato Senior Fellow Nat Hentoff talks about his meeting with Che Guevara when Hentoff wrote for the Village Voice. (See it also here with Spanish subtitles.) El Che is romanticized by college kids and those on the left as a champion of the oppr
That used to be Jesse Jackson's rationale when he opposed abortion. It rubbed off on Nat Hentoff who does now.
Turning America into a society under surveillance was never remotely conceived by the Founders, however conflicted they sometimes were. Nor does it seem likely that our resemblance to Iran in this context will be an issue of any consequence in the 2012 elections. The incumbent is, of course, immovable in his definition of national security as it frees him from fealty to the Constitution. Mitt Romney has so far not given any indication that he is in the least troubled by the National Security Agency. And most of the rest of us are concerned with our survival in this perilous economy. Is this still America?— Nat Hentoff, “40 Years of Growing Surveillance” [June 12, 2012]
Humiliated, and Ordered to Undergo Psych Evaluation and Still More Diversity Training Just as a formality, I googled under “Captain Brian Beckmann” and “Nat Hentoff,” “Megan McArdle,” and “ACLU,” and even checked the ACLU’s national Web site, and under its Florida affiliate.
Nat Hentoff: 40 Years of Growing Surveillance, Paul Craig Roberts: Silent Spring for Us?, Lendman: Fraud at the Polls
Let's not forget his interpretations of "Autumn Leaves" one of all time favorite jazz compositions, "In a Sentimental Mood", "Here's that Rainy Day", and "someday My Prince will come". Americas best music by one of its greatest stars. I feel like I'm in that club just a few feet away from the bill evans Trio with Eddie gomez on bass and Marty Morell on the drums when I listen to it. The package includes a booklet with essays by Nat Hentoff, Gary Burton and others. Many pictures from that historic night are included.
A couple weeks ago I got a call from Nat Hentoff. Hentoff, 86, is a legendary civil libertarian and journalist. He's at the point is his career when he should just be sitting back and receiving lifetime achievement awards. But there's one problem.
During the 1984 presidential campaign of Jesse Jackson, Jackson referred to New York City as "Hymietown" in a discussion with a black reporter. Though Jackson thought he was speaking off the record, the reporter printed the quote. Jackson was widely criticized for the slur and received numerous death threats, leading Farrakhan to announce, "If you [Jewish leaders] harm this brother, I warn you in the name of Allah, it'll be the last one you ever harm." In response to Farrakhan's speech, Nathan Pearlmutter, then Chair of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith (ADL) referred to Minister Farrakhan as the new "Black Hitler" and Village Voice journalist Nat Hentoff, while a guest on a New York radio talk-show, also characterized the NOI leader as a "Black Hitler." In response to the charges of being a "Black Hitler," Farrakhan responded during a March 11, 1984 speech broadcast on a Chicago radio station: "So I said to the members of the press, 'Why won't you go and look into what we are saying about the th ...
Documentarian Richard Weide likes to focus on the lives of comedians in his films and in Lenny Bruce he has powerful material to work with. Combining rare archival footage and interviews with Lenny’s mother Sally Marr, ex-wife Honey, daughter Kitty, Paul Krassner, Nat Hentoff and Steve Allen, ma...
Headlines in today's Daily Times: • Noyes still in holding pattern; A sign announcing the permanent closure of the Noyes Health Care Center in Baggs remains affixed to the entrance. • Rawlins will not force haulers to use city landfill; City officials still face funding hurdles • Rawlins man charged with blackmail for allegedly faking a contract killing; A 44-year-old Rawlins man was arrested Sunday and appeared in Carbon County Circuit Court on Tuesday on two felony blackmail charges. • Opinion; “This is happening in America” by Nat Hentoff and “Romney braces for ‘vast left-wing conspiracy” by Byron York • BLM Rawlins Field Office seeks comment on the Lost Creek Uranium Project • Five minutes with Rex Hohnholt; Saratoga track and field coach • Sports; Outlaws take another step • Picture page; Keeping warm, keeping time • Several stories from around the state and nation • Comics, Abby • Find a job in our Classifieds Some of these stories appear at rawlinstimes.com. All of t ...
Via the Cato Institute’s Tim Lynch, legendary civil libertarian Nat Hentoff gives Barack Obama's presidency a big fat F in a rollicking interview with John W. Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute. A snippet: Nat Hentoff: In terms of the Patriot Act, and all the other things he has pledged he would ...
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