This week on TWS: My good friend, James Howard Kunstler.
Jim is a prolific author of both fiction and non-fiction books, a fellow bootleg podcaster and a serial blogger.
He was a former writer at Rolling Stone Magazine. His 2008 novel, World Made By Hand, was the first in a series of fiction novels imagining an American future post-oil.
His latest book is titled: Living in the Long Emergency: Global Crisis, the Failure of the Futurists, and the Early Adapters Who Are Showing Us the Way Forward. All of his work is hosted on his website: Clusterf*ck Nation. In this Session we jammed about…
- Jim’s book “The Long Emergency” juxtaposed against Superabundance, by our guest last week, Gale Pooley. Peak-oil versus “superabundance”; “mitigators” vs “early adapters”.
- “Mass Formation Psychosis” – or what Jim likes to call “mind-fuckery” – and how it pertains to today’s crises… COVID lockdowns… Ukraine and the threat of nuclear war… broken supply chains… inflation… and the crumbling stock market.
- We also discuss the de-industrialization of the Western World by the World Economic Forum… and our political and corporate leaders’ “techno-narcissism”!
P.S. I think you’ll also enjoy Jim’s thoughts on modern architecture… and the “eye-sore of the month” he features on his blog “Clusterf*ck Nation”… plus, his hobby of painting America’s drab suburban landscapes. View it all on YouTube, here.