Nat Hentoff, 91, has died. The jazz critic for the Village Voice, Hentoff described himself as a left-wing Jewish atheist. But he became a pro-life crusader, alienating his fellow liberals for his strong opposition to abortion. Hentoff was a civil libertarian, fiercely devoted to the Constitution, who quit the ACLU because of its support of speech codes.
Hentoff had been called “the last honest liberal” for his consistency in extending the left’s concern for the poor and marginalized to the most poor and marginalized of them all: unborn children. [Read more…]