Robert Jensen

ROBERT JENSEN spent his twenties working at newspapers as a reporter and copy editor, receiving an MA in journalism and public affairs from American University. After earning a PhD in media ethics and law from the University of Minnesota in 1992, he began his teaching career at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is a professor in journalism and interdisciplinary programs. Jensen also is active in a variety of national political movements and community organizations.

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Plain Radical

by Robert Jensen

If at the beginning of Plain Radical you wonder what kind of book you’re reading, in the middle you’ll be nodding your head in agreement, and by the end you may be shedding a tear or two. A mix of memoir, manifesto and eulogy, it uses a cross-generational friendship as a through-line to explore the compelling social justice issues of our day… Within the Upper Midwest’s tradition of social progressiveness, Plain Radical is a touching and important record of the debts owed by one generation to another — the baby boomers to the Silent Generation — as embodied in Jensen and Koplin. — Minneapolis Star Tribune

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