My love affair with reading

by Nat Hentoff -- When Bette Davis famously said, "Old age is not for sissies," the Hollywood icon knew what she was talking about. After recent eye surgery, reading and typing has more…

How to rescue free speech in American academia

by Nat Hentoff -- Editor's note: Nat Hentoff collaborated with his son, Nick Hentoff, on this week's column. In last week's column, I described how the national anti-free speech movement poses an more…

Public shaming on campus: Out of control

by Nat Hentoff -- Editor's note: Nat Hentoff collaborated with his son, Nick Hentoff, on this week's column. Hostility to the exercise of free speech on American college campuses is nothing new. more…

A tale of 2 teachers

by Nat Hentoff -- Editor's note: Nat Hentoff collaborated with his son, Nick Hentoff, on this week's column. My sister Janet Krauss has been teaching literature and poetry to incoming freshman at more…

Obama sees the light on student testing

by Nat Hentoff -- Editor's note: Nat Hentoff collaborated with his son, Nick Hentoff, on this week's column. As the national opt-out movement against mandatory standardized testing gathered steam earlier this year, more…

40 years of NSA surveillance

by Nat Hentoff -- Editor's note: Nat Hentoff collaborated with his son, Nick Hentoff, on this week's column. The Cato Institute will host its Second Annual Surveillance Conference this week. The symposium more…

Pope abandons Cuba's political prisoners

by Nat Hentoff -- Editor's note: Nat Hentoff collaborated with his son, Nick Hentoff, on this week's column, which is the second of a two-part series. In my last column, I reported more…

Your constitutional guide to 2016 election

by Nat Hentoff -- The arrival in August of an updated, expanded edition of Linda Monk's book, "The Words We Live By" (Hachette Books), reminded me of my initial rush of enthusiasm more…