Sunday 19 November 2017

Old-school liberal Hentoff will be missed

Nat Hentoff
Nat Hentoff
Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

So, farewell then, Nat Hentoff, who has died at the ripe old age of 91.

Hentoff was the quintessential New York writer - quick-witted, a lover of jazz, someone who saw racism as a form of evil stupidity and one of the great liberals of his age.

He was also a staunchly pro-life atheist.

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