UT professor Robert Jensen discusses and reads from his new book, Arguing for Our Lives: A User’s Guide to Constructive Dialog, published by City Lights. http://www.citylights.com/book/?GCOI=87286100303190
With the quality of political engagement at an all-time low—and threats to social justice and ecological sustainability at an all-time high—it has never been more important for citizens to be able to argue constructively. In this lively primer on critical thinking that draws on more than two decades of classroom experience and community organizing, Jensen offers practical advice on challenging the conventional wisdom and confronting the crises of our time.
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. He is also the author of All My Bones Shake: Seeking a Progressive Path to the Prophetic Voice and co-producer of the documentary film “Abe Osheroff: One Foot in the Grave, the Other Still Dancing.”
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