June 10, 2016 1:16PM

Happy Birthday Nat Hentoff!

Today Cato senior fellow Nat Hentoff turns 91. Happy Birthday Nat!

Nat has opposed communism since he was 15 years old, but because he had a column with the Village Voice, people would sometimes assume he had communist sympathies. In this video, Nat explains that that mistaken assumption is how he was able to get into a meeting with Fidel Castro’s deputy, Che Guevara, and challenge him about the dictatorial nature of the Castro regime. He finds it puzzling why so many people fawn over Castro and Che.