Robert Jensen is a professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas and a founding board member of the Third Coast Activist Resource Center. His most recent book is Plain Radical: Living, Loving, and Learning to Leave the Planet Gracefully , published by Counterpoint under its Soft Skull imprint. This “polemical memoir” draws on Jensen’s long friendship with Jim Koplin, described in this essay. Kirkus Review called the book “A heartfelt book about an inspiring model of wisdom, self-awareness, and thoughtful engagement with the world.” Jensen is also the author of 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).

Robert Jensen
School of Journalism
University of Texas at Austin
300 W. Dean Keeton (A1000)
Austin, TX 78712-1073
Office phone: 512-471-1990
Office fax: 512-471-7979
Twitter: @jensenrobertw
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