Robert Jensen


Torture is trivial

The focus on torture in "Zero Dark Thirty" ignores more significant US policies of dubious legality.

US & Canada

Why we won and how we are losing

We may not be driving ourselves into extinction, but we are creating conditions that make our future frightening.

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'There are Marxists in India?'

Economist Prabhat Patnaik says moving back to an economic 'golden age' is impossible, so we must invent new solutions.

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Prophetic politics: Charting a healthy role for religion in public life

Instead of bracketing religion out of politics, we should discuss how it can play a key role in a healthy politics.


Conservative fantasies on the miracles of market

Although technological advancement often comes from the private sector, its core technologies are government-funded.


Occupy Congress

Norman Solomon, who is campaigning for Congress, believes that it's possible to be an activist and a politician.

Latin America

The call for a planetary patriotism

Environmental historian Angus Wright calls for planetary patriotism and collective action in the face of climate change.

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Occupy demands: Let's radicalise our analysis

The crisis we face is caused by failed systems - replacing leaders while keeping the old system intact will not help.

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Combating ignorance, avoiding arrogance

The American public often hides in 'willed ignorance' about the world around them.


The imperial delusions of the United States

Almost ten years after the 9/11 attacks, US foreign policy remains aggressive and unrealistic.

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Nature bats last: Radical political theology

Politics without theology is dangerous, and we must construct a new worldview not reducible to just evidence and logic.


The failure of US journalism

Almost a year after the US invasion of Iraq, the failure of US journalism is complete.