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Robert Jensen

Robert Jensen

Robert Jensen, is professor emeritus in the School of Journalism and Media at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of many books including The Restless and Relentless Mind of Wes Jackson: Searching for Sustainability and Plain Radical: Living, Loving, and Learning to Leave the Planet Gracefully. He is the co-author, with Wes Jackson, of An Inconvenient Apocalypse: Environmental Collapse, Climate Crisis, and the Fate of Humanity, which will be published by the University of Notre Dame Press in fall 2022.


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@jensenrobertw rjensen@austin.utexas.edu

Articles by this author

 

Earth Day: Enemies and Opportunities

It's time to talk honestly about "fewer and less": fewer people consuming less energy and materials.

Wes Jackson ·


Instituting Liberty: Contested, Changing, Conflicted Definitions

Reasonable people can disagree, and a university should be a place where those disagreements are celebrated. That would be a good starting point for a Liberty Institute.

Robert Jensen ·


'A Certain Terror': A White Male Perspective on Being an Ally

White men, at all levels of "success," should stop looking for scapegoats, for easy targets to avoid accountability. We should realize we need to save our own lives.

Robert Jensen ·


From Our Post-9/11 Archive: 'Stop the Insanity Here'

Will the United States ever learn from history?

Robert Jensen ·


Restless and Relentless Minds: Thinking as a “Species Out of Context”

We must face the inevitability of fewer people consuming less energy and fewer material resources.

Robert Jensen ·


'Cancel Culture' Cannot Erase a Strong Argument

I'm not concerned about myself but about the progressive community's capacity for critical thinking and respectful debate.

Robert Jensen ·


The Danger of Inspiration: A Review of On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal

Naomi Klein's new book is essential reading, but does it go far enough in confronting the grim realities we truly face?

Robert Jensen ·


On Good Guys and Bad Guys

If we want to end men’s violence against women we have to acknowledge the effects of patriarchal socialization, and such critical self-reflection is rarely a pleasant task, individually or collectively.

Robert Jensen ·

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