Tag Archives: James Kunstler

The Harrows of Spring

The Harrows of Spring© 2016 Jim Kunstler384 pages The long winter is ending, and the earth is growing green again, but it is still a time of hardship and sorrow. Food stores are limited, and predators — human and animal … Continue reading

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A History of the Future

A History of the Future© 2014 Jim Kunstler336 pages Christmas has arrived in Union Grove,  and unlike their ancestors in days past – for whom the season was an exhausting, expensive enterprise involving frantic consumerism —  the people  of the … Continue reading

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Living in the Long Emergency

Living in the Long Emergency: Global Crisis, the Failure of the Futurists, and the Early Adapters Who Are Showing the Way Forward © 2020 Jim Kunstler288 pages In 2005, James Howard Kunstler penned The Long Emergency, building on his earlier … Continue reading

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Too Much Magic: Same arguments, different cover

Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology, and the Fate of the Nation© 2012 Jim Kunstler336 pages Twelve years ago, at the urging of my sociology professor, I attended a lecture on Peak Oil and the Future of Suburbia, by a … Continue reading

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This Just In

During the weekend I said in comments here that I would love to see a book about spontaneous or emergent order that crossed disciplines. Well, by golly, now there is one — and it’s by Matt Ridley, who penned The … Continue reading

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The Long Emergency

The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century© 2005 James Howard Kunstler336 pages Well, we’re in for it. Such is the lesson of The Long Emergency, which predicts that the … Continue reading

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Home from Nowhere

Home from Nowhere: Remaking Our Everyday World for the 21st Century© 1998 James Howard Kunstler320 pages “History doesn’t believe anybody’s advertising.” (p.1) James Howard Kunstler penned The Geography of Nowhere in an attempt to answer the question: why is America … Continue reading

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The Witch of Hebron

The Witch of Hebron © 2010 James Howard Kunstler 334 pages The future isn’t what it used to be. When the oil wells ran dry, the global economy and every nation built on petroleum collapsed. This is the dawn of … Continue reading

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The City in Mind

The City in Mind: Notes on the Urban Condition© 2001 James Howard Kunstler272 pages The study of civilization is nothing less than the study of the culture of cities. Humanity has survived on the Earth for hundreds of thousands of … Continue reading

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The KunstlerCast

The KunstlerCast: Conversations with James Howard Kunstler …the tragic comedy of suburban sprawl. © 2011 Duncan Crary, James Howard Kunstler 300 pages James Howard Kunstler is a journalist turned social critic and the author of numerous books, most prominently The … Continue reading

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