02 May 2011

Delivering educational products: The job formerly known as teaching

by Robert Jensen [This essay originally appeared May 2, 2011, on the Texas Observer website, http://www.texasobserver.org/oped/delivering-educational-products-the-job-formerly-known-as-teaching] Hi, I’m Robert Jensen, a provider of educational products to consumers at the University of Texas at Austin. I used to introduce myself as a UT professor, but that was before I attended a

09 Mar 2011

Listening to Life, before it’s too late: An interview with Ellen LaConte

by Robert Jensen People of conscience face two crucial challenges today: (1) Telling the truth about the dire state of the ecosphere that makes our lives possible, no matter how grim that reality, and (2) remaining committed to collective action to create a more just and sustainable world, no matter

28 Jan 2011

Technological Fundamentalism: Why Bad Things Happen When Humans Play God

Religious, national, and market fundamentalisms are frightening, but they may turn out to be less dangerous than our society’s technological fundamentalism.

15 Dec 2010

“All That We Share” Isn’t Enough

A review of All That We Share: A Field Guide to the Commons

30 Oct 2010

Elections: The Day After

Election Day is far from the most important moment in our political lives.

05 Oct 2010

Political Wish List: Honest Talk about Economics, Empire, and Energy

What politicians should be discussing in the mid-term election campaigns.

03 Sep 2010

A World in Collapse?

Robert Jensen is a professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas. He is the author of Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity; The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege; and Citizens of the Empire: The Struggle to Claim Our Humanity, among other works. He spoke to NLP’s Alex Doherty about the threat of environmental catastrophe. http://www.newleftproject.org/index.php/site/article_comments/a_world_in_collapse/

30 Aug 2010

Glenn Beck’s Redemption Song

Beck’s rally in DC marks a new kind of right-wing politics.

23 Aug 2010

There are No Heroes in Illegal and Immoral Wars

In seven years of the deceptively named “Operation Iraqi Freedom” and nine years of “Operation Enduring Freedom” in Afghanistan, no member of the U.S. has been a hero.

26 Jul 2010

Why am I here? Our struggle for meaning, in the world and church

The role of progressive religion in coping with collapse.