Teach students Americanism

by Nat Hentoff -- I've been reporting on educational developments for more than 65 years, but very seldom have I been as heartened by a discovery as in a September Cleveland Plain more…

Rand Paul vs. Obama's ISIS war

by Nat Hentoff -- On Sept. 18, Rand Paul's foreign policy address to the Senate ended with: "ISIS is now a threat. Let's get on with destroying them" ("Remarks Prepared for Delivery: more…

Pope Francis' admirable war on poverty

by Nat Hentoff -- I am an atheist, but have never wavered in my conviction that persons with religious beliefs are entitled to the same freedom of choice as I am. And more…

Resurrecting free speech on college campuses

by Nat Hentoff -- In what may become the most compelling free-speech campaign in our educational history, FIRE (Foundation For Individual Rights in Education) has embarked on a lawsuit campaign to restore more…

The cult of censorship on college campuses

by Nat Hentoff -- As I have often reported, FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education) continually fights in the courts and media to protect the free speech rights of students and more…

Too many blacks remain separate and unequal

by Nat Hentoff -- To begin with the remoteness of post-racial America, here are "14 Disturbing Stats About Racial Inequality in American Public Schools" from The Nation: "For the first time in more…

Jim Crow is alive and well

by Nat Hentoff -- In the op-ed "Black Town, White Power" by Jeff Smith (New York Times, Aug. 18), we learn that, since 2010, the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson is 67 more…

Rand Paul: Dead-on right about Ferguson

by Nat Hentoff -- We may eventually know the actual facts in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown by policeman Darren Wilson in the Missouri town of Ferguson, but the widely publicized more…

Rising anti-Semitism renews my boyhood

by Nat Hentoff -- In a recent article in The Guardian, "Anti-Semitism on rise across Europe 'in worst times since the Nazis,'" Jon Henley quotes Yonathan Arfi of France's Jewish organization Crif, more…