Citizens of the Empire
Citizens of the Empire
The Struggle to Claim Our Humanity


Citizens of the Empire probes into the sense of disempowerment that has resulted from the Left's inability to halt the violent and repressive course of post-9/11 U.S. policy. In this passionate and personal exploration of what it means to be a citizen of the world's most powerful, affluent and militarized nation in an era of imperial expansion, Jensen offers a potent antidote to despair over the future of democracy.

In a plainspoken analysis of the dominant political rhetoric-which is intentionally crafted to depress political discourse and activism-Jensen reveals the contradictions and falsehoods of prevailing myths, using common-sense analogies that provide the reader with a clear-thinking rebuttal and a way to move forward with progressive political work and discussions.

With an ethical framework that integrates political, intellectual and emotional responses to the disheartening events of the past two years, Jensen examines the ways in which society has been led to this point and offers renewed hope for constructive engagement.

Robert Jensen is a professor of media law, ethics and politics at the University of Texas, Austin. He is the author of Writing Dissent: Taking Radical Ideas from the Margins to the Mainstream, among other books. He also writes for popular media, and his opinion and analytical pieces on foreign policy, politics and race have appeared in papers and magazines throughout the United States.

Title Citizens of the Empire
Subtitle The Struggle to Claim Our Humanity
Author Robert Jensen
Publisher City Lights Publishers
Title First Published 01 April 2004
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 160 p.
ISBN-10 0872864324
ISBN-13 9780872864320
Publication Date 01 April 2004
Main content page count 160
Dimensions 5.5 x 8 in.
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $11.95
 


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