Listening to the Land

Friday, 11 January 2013 | A Public Affair

On Friday January 11th, host Esty Dinur spoke with the renowned environmentalist and author Derrick Jensen.

Derrick-Jensen-bioJensen has published several books which question modern civilization and its values. He has written, “A Language Older Than Words, The Culture of Make Believe,” and “Endgame.” He holds a B.S. in Mineral Engineering Physics from the Colorado School of Mines and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Eastern Washington University. He has also taught creative writing at Pelican Bay State Prison and Eastern Washington University. According to Jensen’s website, “‘We are members of the most destructive culture ever to exist. Our assault on the natural world, on indigenous and other cultures, on women, on children, on all of us through the possibility of nuclear suicide and other means — all these are unprecedented in their magnitude and ferocity.’ So began my first book, Listening to the Land. Why do we act as we do? What are sane and effective responses to outrageously destructive behavior? What will it take for us to stop the horrors that characterize our way of being? My work and life revolve around these questions.”

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