The Book Show #1250 - James Howard Kunstler
James Howard Kunstler’s The Long Emergency, originally published in 2005, quickly became a grassroots hit. Kunstler’s vision of our post-oil future caught the attention of environmentalists and business leaders alike, and stimulated widespread discussion about our dependence on fossil fuels and on dysfunctional financial and government institutions. In his new book, Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology, and the Fate of the Nation, Kunstler evaluates what has changed in the last seven years. Kunstler argues that the time for magical thinking and hoping for miracles is over, and the time to begin preparing for the long emergency has begun.