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Nat Hentoff

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.

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When Nat Hentoff Met Che Guevara

featuring Nat Hentoff on Jun 9, 2011

Hentoff describes the telling encounter he had when he met Ernesto “Che” Guevara in the late 1950s.

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Hate Crimes Are Thought Crimes

featuring Nat Hentoff on Jun 10, 2011

Nat Hentoff discusses the deplorable spread of hate-crime legislation, which he argues are crimes against thoughts.

columns

Free Speech for Me but Not for Thee

by Sharon Presley on Dec 2, 2015

Drawing on her memories of the Free Speech Movement at Berkeley, Presley calls for a renewed commitment to free speech on college campuses.

essays

Trotsky: the Ignorance and the Evil

by Ralph Raico on Mar 1, 1979

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.”