Robert Jensen

Robert Jensen is a professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin and a board member of the Third Coast Activist Resource Center in Austin. His latest books are Arguing for Our Lives: A User’s Guide to Constructive Dialogue and We Are All Apocalyptic Now: On the Responsibilities of Teaching, Preaching, Reporting, Writing, and Speaking Out.
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The Soul Seeker

A neuroscientist's search for the human essence

There’s a struggle going on inside the brain of David Eagleman for the soul of David Eagleman. That is, there might be such a struggle if Eagleman’s brain believed that Eagleman had a soul, which he is not sure about. … Read More


Monitoring the Myths

Monitoring the Myths BY ROBERT JENSEN War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death By Norman Solomon John Wiley & Sons 291 pages, $24.95 o put the problems of U.S. foreign and military policy into the … Read More


Alternative Futures

Defying Corporations, Defining Democracy There is no alternative. Capitalism is the only future. Free markets are the essence of democracy. How do we know? Because we are told repeatedly by smart guys from corporations and government, and by the journalists … Read More


Interview with Louis Malfaro

The organizing efforts of the University Staff Association have reminded folks that public-sector employees – people who work for state or local governments in Texas – are denied basic rights that are recognized around the world. Article 23 of the … Read More


Fleeing Whiteness

Invisible Privilege: A Memoir About Race, Class, and Gender In the year and half since a couple of essays that I wrote on white privilege and racism were published and circulated on the Internet, I have received about 800 letters, … Read More


Media Observer

Covering the Naked Emperor

When the missiles and bombs rained down on Iraq in December, the irony was striking, and painfully obvious: to force Iraq to comply with United Nations Security Council resolutions concerning weapons inspections, the United States and Great Britain violated the … Read More