Stories by Robert Jensen

Robert Jensen is a journalism professor at the University of Texas at Austin and board member of the Third Coast Activist Resource Center. His latest book is 'All My Bones Shake: Radical Politics in the Prophetic Voice' (Soft Skull Press). He is also the author of 'Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity' (South End Press). subscribe to Robert Jensen's feed

Posted on: Jul 9, 2013, Source: AlterNet

To think apocalyptically is not to give up on ourselves, but only to give up on the arrogant stories we modern humans have been telling about ourselves.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Our industrial model, based on extraction, is setting us on a road to eventual collapse.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2013, Source: AlterNet

We have both a moral obligation and practical reasons to work for justice and sustainability.

Posted on: May 28, 2013, Source: YES! Magazine

Feeling anxious about life in a broken economy on a strained planet? Turn despair into action.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Instead, we should atone for the genocide that was incited -- and condoned -- by the very men we idolize as our 'heroic' founding fathers.

Posted on: Jul 11, 2012, Source: AlterNet

To reclaim hope, we need to look beyond the structures and systems of a world that's passing away, and dare to create something better.

Posted on: Feb 15, 2012, Source: TruthOut.org

Conservatives deny that government has any role at all in sparking technology innovation. Here's why they're wrong.

Posted on: Sep 9, 2011, Source: Al Jazeera English

Ten years after the 9/11 attacks, US foreign policy remains aggressive and unrealistic.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2011, Source: The Smirking Chimp

We must tell the truth about the domination that is at the heart of the American Dream so that we may face the brokenness of our world.

Posted on: Nov 25, 2010, Source: AlterNet

We should atone for the genocide that was incited -- and condoned -- by the very men we idolize as our 'heroic' founding fathers.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2010, Source: YES! Magazine

Understanding the fears behind the racial politics of both conservative and liberal whites can help change a society in which wealth and well-being are still tied to race.

Posted on: Jan 26, 2010, Source: AlterNet

We're seeing it live an upfront with Haiti: TV news routinely falls into the trap of emphasizing visually compelling and dramatic stories at the expense of crucial information.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2009, Source: Soft Skull Press

To imagine a just and sustainable world, we need not just a politics but a theology that can help us face our delusional arrogance.

Posted on: Jan 28, 2009, Source: AlterNet

If we continue our offenses against the land, we will have a problem far more complex than the failure of our economy.

Posted on: Nov 26, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Instead, we should atone for the genocide that was incited -- and condoned -- by the very men we idolize as our 'heroic' founding fathers.

Posted on: Oct 20, 2008, Source: Last Exit

There are a finite number of ways that human bodies can fit together. So pornmakers resort to sexualizing degradation to stay "cutting edge."

Posted on: Sep 22, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The corporation is suing a band of media activists for a satire of one of its newspapers.

Posted on: Aug 14, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Our current way of life is unsustainable. We are the first species that will have to self-consciously impose limits on ourselves if we are to survive.

Posted on: May 29, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Much of what made progressive movements great has been lost in America's pathological entitlement, exceptionalism, and imperialism.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Thanksgiving Day should be turned into a National Day of Atonement to acknowledge the genocide of America's indigenous peoples.

Posted on: Nov 16, 2007, Source: South End Press

Most men have, at some point, feared not being masculine enough, especially in the bedroom. Pornography speaks to that fear.

Posted on: Jul 13, 2007, Source: AlterNet

A recent study exploring white peoples' understanding of the black experience in America reveals that whites still drastically underestimate the cost of being black because they don't want to know or can't face the consequences.

Posted on: Feb 9, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The fear of anything resembling censorship prevents us from confronting what pornography tells us about the cruelty of our culture, and the white supremacy and misogyny that abounds in America.

Posted on: Nov 22, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Instead, we should atone for the genocide that was incited -- and condoned -- by the very men we idolize as our 'heroic' founding fathers.

Posted on: Sep 7, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Society's toxic view of masculinity isn't just harmful to men. Everyone pays the price.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Many white people's accomplishments are made possible, in part, simply because they are white.

Posted on: Jun 6, 2006, Source: AlterNet

What do white people have to be afraid of in a world structured on white privilege? Their own fears.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2006, Source: AlterNet

My decision to join a church was more a political than a theological act.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2006, Source: AlterNet

A new book explains why the traditional idea of "free speech" is ill-equipped to deal with the latest threats to personal liberty.

Posted on: Feb 9, 2006, Source: AlterNet

I'm not rabid; I'm a sedate, nondescript middle-aged academic who tries to approach political and moral questions rationally.

Posted on: Nov 22, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Instead, we should atone for the genocide that was incited -- and condoned -- by the very men we idolize as our 'heroic' founding fathers.

Posted on: Sep 30, 2005, Source: The Progressive

Acclaimed Texas folk singer Eliza Gilkyson is a unique combination of heart, soul and progressive political vision.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2005, Source: AlterNet

It's time for white Americans to fully acknowledge that in the racial arena, they are the problem.

Posted on: May 20, 2005, Source: AlterNet

After a confrontation with Brent Bozell, the author is invited back to present evidence on a shout-TV program -- or so he thought.

Posted on: May 17, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Blaming <i>Newsweek</i> for a journalistic foul is just, but blaming them for 17 deaths and America's image overseas is just plain wrong.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2005, Source: AlterNet

To pretend that the U.S. might want true democracy in Iraq &#8211; one that actually would be free to follow the will of the people &#8211; is to ignore evidence, logic and history.

Posted on: Sep 21, 2004, Source: AlterNet

India is intent on building large dams even as other nations decommission them. In the Narmada Valley, these dams are responsible for flooding vast areas and displacing hundreds of thousands of peasants and tribal people.

Posted on: Sep 14, 2004, Source: WorkingForChange.com

A new documentary earns kudos from major newspapers for doing the kind of reporting they failed to offer to their readers.

Posted on: May 3, 2004, Source: AlterNet

On a panel about racism, the author finds himself feeling uncomfortable illusions of superiority.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The World Bank casts itself as the new champion of the downtrodden, but experience shows otherwise. Three people launch a hunger strike this weekend to commemorate those forgotten.

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