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The Nat Hentoff Reader - Nat Hentoff

The Nat Hentoff Reader

Paperback Published: 17th October 2001
ISBN: 9780306810848
Number Of Pages: 336

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From the Bill of Rights, freedom of speech, and civil rights to jazz, blues and country music, Nat Hentoff has written about American life for decades, in the "Atlantic Monthly," the "New Yorker," the "Village Voice," the "Wall Street Journal," and "JazzTimes, " among countless other publications. The "New York Times" has hailed Hentoff's work as "an invigorating and entertaining reminder of why freedom of expression matters." The "Washington Post Book World" has called Hentoff "an old-fashioned music lover who likes, as Charlie Parker once put it, 'to listen to the stories' that good music tells." Nat Hentoff is a legend.And now, for the first time, here are his most important writings of the past twenty years--the quintessential Hentoff on everything from Cardinal John O'Connor to Merle Haggard, racism and political correctness in the classroom to Lester Young, Dizzy Gillespie to the censorship of Huckleberry Finn. Controversial? You bet. Whatever the topic, "The Nat Hentoff Reader" shows a man of passion and insight, of streetwise wit and polished eloquence-a true American original.

Introductionp. ix
The Condition of Libertyp. 1
Fair-Weather Friends of the First Amendmentp. 3
The Diminishing First Amendmentp. 11
This "Liberty Stuff"p. 18
Individuals of Conscience against the Statep. 23
First Friendp. 52
The First State to Abolish Obscenityp. 58
Multicultural Contempt for Free Speechp. 66
My Man of the Centuryp. 79
The Passion of Creationp. 83
Lenny Bruce: The Crucifixion of a True Believerp. 85
Jazz: Music Beyond Time and Nationsp. 94
Lester Young: President of the Bluesp. 101
"The Deepest Blues We Ever Heard"p. 105
A Clarinetist of Swing and Sweet Sorrowp. 109
Dizzy in the Sunlight, Ip. 114
Dizzy in the Sunlight, IIp. 121
White Line Feverp. 128
Music: A Torchbearer for Timeless Swingp. 144
The Jazz Partyp. 148
A TV Exclusive! The Passion of Huckleberry Draculap. 153
The Persistence of Racep. 163
The Integrationistp. 165
Louis Armstrong and Reconstructionp. 224
Multicultural Myths about Jewsp. 231
A Racial Incident on a Trainp. 234
Invisible Murdersp. 237
One Boy's "Sensitivity Training"p. 241
Breaking through Racial Barriersp. 244
The Beast of Politicsp. 249
The Mark of the Beastp. 251
Rescuing HIV Infants from ACLU Dogmap. 259
The Awful Privacy of Baby Doep. 263
Something to Hide in the Nursery?p. 286
Press Swoons for a Bunco Artistp. 290
Life of the Partyp. 294
My Friend the Cardinalp. 298
Indexp. 303
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ISBN: 9780306810848
ISBN-10: 0306810840
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 17th October 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.18
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1