Robert Jensen,

Robert Jensen

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  • Unknown
  • The Good Men Project
  • Common Dreams
  • CounterPunch
  • Verily Magazine

Past articles by Robert:

Still Waiting For Freedom: A Review Of P. Sainath’s The Last Heroes| Countercurrents

Here’s one possible trajectory for ambitious print journalists. After making your name with aggressive reporting at a smaller newspaper, move up the ladder → Read More

An Inconvenient Apocalypse with Bob Jensen (Bonus episode of Crazy Town)

Bob Jensen has written a book with Wes Jackson titled An Inconvenient Apocalypse: Environmental Collapse, Climate Crisis, and the Fate of Humanity. → Read More

The Politics of Overconsumption and Getting the Scale Right

But as we are move toward a sustainable level of population and consumption, we also need to think about the appropriate scale of human communities. → Read More

An Inconvenient Apocalypse: Excerpt

All organisms adapt to, and are shaped by, their places. There is no reason that humans should be exempt from that observation. → Read More

Why is this not enough?

One of the universal characteristics of Homo sapiens seems to be that we are a meaning-seeking species. → Read More

Men and Feminism

Do your own thing and do the right thing. → Read More

Earth Day: Enemies And Opportunities| Countercurrents

In a 1970 poster for the first Earth Day and a cartoon the following year, Walt Kelly’s Pogo offered a hard truth about ecological crises: “We have met the → Read More

Wes Jackson, “Methodism to My Madness”: A “Podcast from the Prairie” Conversation

In this episode, “Methodism to My Madness,” Jackson discusses how he slowly moved away from his early experience of religion → Read More

A Practical Radical Politics| Countercurrents

We need to be practical when it comes to politics, to work for policies that we can enact today, inadequate though they may be to answer calls for social → Read More

Critiquing Transgender Theology: A Review Of Janice Raymond’s Doublethink| Countercurrents

There’s a sad irony at the heart of Janice Raymond’s new book on transgenderism and feminism. After decades of research and activism, she is uniquely → Read More

Defining Racism: Individuals And Institutions, Systems And Structures| Countercurrents

I know that sounds boring, but the expanded public space for conversation about racial justice in recent years has not always led to greater clarity in how we → Read More

Pornography: Doing The Worst To Women, Bringing Out The Worst In Men| Countercurrents

My thesis: The pornography industry does the worst to women and brings out the worst in men. Let me explain this claim. → Read More

“A Certain Terror”: A White Male Perspective On Being An Ally| Countercurrents

Although the rather inelegant term “allyship” had not yet become part of the social-justice lexicon, I first bumped into the complexity of being an ally in → Read More

Can We Learn From History?| Countercurrents

“We told you so” rings hollow. In the face of tens of thousands of lives lost, trillions of dollars spent, and countless communities destroyed, pointing out that early critics of the U.S. “war on terror” were accurate seems crass and cruel, sanctimonious and self-serving. But it’s also dangerous to ignore the dissenters. Those of us who were active in the anti-war/anti-empire movement before… → Read More

Restless And Relentless Minds: Thinking As A “Species Out Of Context”| Countercurrents

Abstract The stability of the Earth’s ecosystems, and hence the future of the human species, depends on people recognizing and responding to multiple, cascading social and ecological crises that can easily overwhelm our imaginations. We need to cultivate restless and relentless minds to deal with unprecedented analytical questions and moral challenges if we are to go beyond the failed approaches… → Read More

Podcast from the Prairie: “Hogs Are Up: Stories of the Land, with Digressions”

In this penultimate episode of the first season of “Podcast from the Prairie,” Wes Jackson and Robert Jensen discuss Jackson’s new book, Hogs Are Up: Stories of the Land, with Digressions. → Read More

“A simple boy from the prairie”: An interview with Robert Jensen

When a European graduate student emailed to ask if I would participate in an assignment to “do an interview with one of my favourite authors,” I said yes. My books have not exactly been best-sellers, and so I was an easy target for anyone describing me as a “favourite author.” But beyond my gratitude for someone noticing my writing, I[Read More...] → Read More

Podcast from the Prairie: “The Portrait of an Artist as an Old Man”

In this episode of “Podcast from the Prairie,” Wes Jackson and Robert Jensen discuss the creativity of both humans and the larger living world. → Read More

Podcast from the Prarie: Methodism in my madness

In this episode of “Podcast from the Prairie,” Wes Jackson and Robert Jensen discuss the role of religion, both in Jackson’s life and in our human future. → Read More

Podcast from the Prairie: Mad About Science

Robert Jensen asks Wes how formal science differs from, and is similar to, the folk science he learned on the farm growing up. → Read More