Nat Hentoff


Nat Hentoff discusses the bad advice that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has given George Bush that it’s okay to torture people, the U.S. attorney scandal, the prison at Guantanamo Bay and the Hamdan decision.

MP3 here. (16:32)

In addition to his weekly Village Voice column, Hentoff writes on music for the Wall Street Journal. Among other publications in which his work has appeared are the New York Times, the New Republic, Commonweal, 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.