Nat Hentoff

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Nat Hentoff is a nationally renowned authority on the First Amendment and the Bill of Rights and author of several books, including his current work, "The War on the Bill of Rights and the Gathering Resistance".

"Nat Hentoff contributes regularly to Village Voice and The Wall Street Journal. Among other publications in which his work has appeared are The New York Times, The New Republic, Commonwealth, The Atlantic, and The New Yorker, where he was a staff writer for more than 25 years. Hentoff’s views on journalistic responsibility and the rights of Americans to write, think, and speak freely are expressed in his weekly column, and he has come to be acknowledged as a foremost authority in the area of First Amendment defense. He is also an expert on the Bill of Rights, the Supreme Court, student rights, and education. He has published many books on jazz, biographies, and novels, including a number of books for children. Among his works: Does Anybody Give A Damn? Nat Hentoff on Education, Our Children Are Dying, A Doctor Among Addicts, Peace Agitator: The Story of A. J. Muste, The New Equality, The First Freedom: The Tumultuous History of Free Speech in America, The Day They Came to Arrest the Book, John Cardinal O’Connor: At The Storm Center of a Changing American Catholic Church, and Free Speech for Me—But Not for Thee: How the American Left and Right Relentlessly Censor Each Other." [1]

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  1. Advisory Committee, A.J. Muste Memorial Institute, accessed August 4, 2009.