Hentoff gave a talk on the interplay of national security and the press freedoms guaranteed by the 1st Amendment.
Nat Hentoff is an American historian, novelist, jazz and country music critic, and syndicated columnist for United Media, who writes regularly on jazz and country music for The Wall Street Journal.
Hentoff has formerly worked as a columnist for Down Beat, The Village Voice, JazzTimes, Legal Times, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Progressive, Editor & Publisher, and Free Inquiry. He has been a staff writer for The New Yorker, and his writing has also been published in The New York Times, Jewish World Review, The Atlantic, The New Republic, Commonweal and in the Italian Enciclopedia dello Spettacolo.
Hentoff describes the telling encounter he had when he met Ernesto “Che” Guevara in the late 1950s.
Nat Hentoff discusses the deplorable spread of hate-crime legislation, which he argues are crimes against thoughts.
Nat Hentoff discusses the importance of anonymous speech as protected speech.
Hentoff decrys that the growing lack of understanding among Americans with regards to the First Amendment leads to the abuse of rights.
Drawing on her memories of the Free Speech Movement at Berkeley, Presley calls for a renewed commitment to free speech on college campuses.
Was Trotsky “a hero? Well, no thank you—I’ll find my own heroes somewhere else…It would have been better if he had never been born.”