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A Steady Voice on Jazz and Politics, Still Going Strong - City Room Blog - NYTimes.com
Nat Hentoff hasn’t retired yet and he probably never will. Mr. Hentoff, the columnist, preeminent jazz critic, prolific liner-notes writer, civil liberties activist and constitutional scholar who turned 85 last Thursday, recently published his 35th book, “At the Jazz Band Ball: Sixty Years on the Jazz Scene” (University of California Press), and has plans for several more. Having endured more masthead changes than United States presidents, Mr. Hentoff, a self-declared “Jewish atheist civil-libertarian pro-lifer,” hasn’t lost his sense of rage. More...