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Nat Hentoff, RIP

Oh damn. The great Nat Hentoff died over the weekend. He was one of the most hardcore free-speech advocates of several generations, from the 1960s to the present.

He was 91, so it’s easy to say his death was no tragedy. But the disappearance of a man like Hentoff is always a loss, and especially so in this time when woefully misnamed “progressives” militate against any speech they don’t approve of.

Hentoff set an impressive example for other writers. And how many other lifelong leftist radicals could have also found happy homes with the Cato Institute and WorldNetDaily?

What a shame and what a sad commentary that Hentoff’s death has barely made a ripple in the news.


  1. larryarnold
    larryarnold January 9, 2017 11:02 pm

    “We shall not see his like again.”

  2. Laird
    Laird January 10, 2017 10:14 am

    i first became aware of him as a music critic. It wasn’t until later that I became aware of his other writings.

    He will be missed.

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