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1999 Stories by Nat Hentoff

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  • A True Threat Is Not Free Speech

    published May 25, 1999

    One of the failures of American journalism is that only a very few columnists, local or syndicated, take the health of the Bill of Rights—and... More >>

  • How Free Can Speech Be?

    published May 18, 1999

    The most controversial free speech case in years is now before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on the West Coast. The odds are that it will... More >>

  • War Crimes as Spectator Sport

    published May 11, 1999

    Refugees are now providing accounts of "throat cutting, cutting out eyes, cutting off breasts, nose, fingers, hands and/or feet, slicing of... More >>

  • Where Is the Peace Movement?

    published May 4, 1999

    The horrors which we have seen, the still greater horrors we shall presently see, are not signs that rebels, insubordinate men, are increasing... More >>

  • History at Its Source

    published April 27, 1999

    Among the more than 1000 people arrested at police headquarters protesting the killing of Amadou Diallo was 83-year-old Carolyn Goodman. As... More >>

  • Rescuing Kids From Bad Schools

    published April 20, 1999

    A recent poll on "Teacher Quality: A Report on the Preparation and Qualifications of Public School Teachers" revealed that only 20 percent of the... More >>

  • Exposing the Voucher Spin

    published April 13, 1999

    Neither the state nor any subdivision shall use... any public money... directly or indirectly, in aid or maintenance... of any school... More >>

  • Giuliani vs. Thomas Jefferson

    published April 6, 1999

    I contemplate with solemn reverence that act of the whole American people [the Establishment Clause in the Constitution] which... More >>

  • Giuliani's Götterdämmerung

    published March 30, 1999

    In the more than 40 years I've been a reporter in this city, I have covered a remarkable number of reckless public officials, but Howard Safir and... More >>

  • A Doctor for All Peoples

    published March 23, 1999

    Those people I have known well and most admired were very different— but shared a lifelong devotion to missions for which they sacrificed... More >>

  • The Holocaust Without Guilt

    published March 9, 1999

    Rwanda has presented the world with the most unambiguous case of genocide since Hitler's war against the Jews, and the world sent... More >>

  • The Triumph of Evil

    published March 2, 1999

    In April 1993, the new president of the United States dedicated the new Holocaust Museum in Washington. Clinton said: "The evil represented in... More >>

  • A Holocaust We Could Have Stopped

    published February 23, 1999

    We were pretending to be dead. They took stones and smashed the heads of the bodies. They took little children and smashed their heads... More >>

  • Newsday's Dumbest Editorial

    published February 16, 1999

    Thomas Jefferson warned that this constitutional democracy can only survive if we, the people, know enough about what's actually going on so that... More >>

  • Will the Right Rule?

    published February 2, 1999

    On the Left, the overwhelming fear is that if Clinton is removed from office, the Right— particularly the Christian Right— will have... More >>

  • Why Clinton Gets Away With It

    published January 26, 1999

    In 1776, Thomas Paine's Common Sense was being read throughout the new small nation celebrating its glorious independence. "We have it in... More >>

  • Clinton's Message to Women

    published January 19, 1999

    Participating in December's Emergency Speakout Against Impeachment at NYU were some of this area's prominent intellectuals and moral... More >>

  • The Trashing of Clinton's Women

    published January 12, 1999

    The forces of evil, genuine evil, are supporting the impeachment of the president. — Harvard law professor Alan... More >>

  • Children Lost in Our Schools

    published January 5, 1999

    I have visited many elementary and secondary schools around the country, but by far the most effective principal I have ever known was Elliot... More >>

  • What's Happening to the Left?

    published January 5, 1999

    During the 1960s, many of the people I knew were deeply involved in actions for civil rights and against the Vietnam War. Some of us, me included,... More >>

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