Robert Jensen is a professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas. His most recent books are Arguing for Our Lives: A User’s Guide to Constructive Dialogue (City Lights, 2013); and We Are All Apocalyptic Now: On the Responsibilities of Teaching, Preaching, Reporting, Writing, and Speaking Out (CreateSpace, 2013). A new book, Plain Radical: Living, Loving, and Learning to Leave the Planet Gracefully , is scheduled for publication in fall 2015 by Counterpoint under its Soft Skull imprint. This “polemical memoir” draws on Jensen’s long friendship with Jim Koplin, described in this essay.

Robert Jensen
School of Journalism
University of Texas at Austin
300 W. Dean Keeton (A1000)
Austin, TX 78712-1073
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