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Laughs Abound

Eleven year old Jeff Greenaway is in love and on the loose in Manhattan circa 1962.
This book will crack you up.
For adults.

Sheer antic delight” — Remsen Pilchard


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JHK’s novella about a boy in New York in the 1960s. Paperback – $8.00 E-book – $2.99 Click to Buy

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JHK’s lost classic now reprinted as an e-book
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Archive | December, 2012

Hate Mail Sent to Jim Prior to 2013

Good Afternoon JHK,

Are you healing nicely? 
Got to move around or that scar tissue will tighten up and make your life a living hell!

Keep moving!

Your girlfriend must be a real comfort right now and it’s amazing how …

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Forecast 2013: Contraction, Contagion, and Contradiction

     The people who like to think they are managing the world’s affairs seem fiercely determined to ignore the world’s true condition — namely, the permanent contraction of industrial economies. They just can’t grok it. Two hundred years of cheap fossil …
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KunstlerCast #214: A Small American City

JHK helps Duncan launch a new podcast series

Released: Dec. 28, 2012

James Howard Kunstler will be resuming the KunstlerCast, solo, in the near future. In the meantime, this is the “pilot” episode for “A Small American City,”

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In the Shadow of Christmas

     Do you know why scenes or even just shots of freeways so seldom appear in the movies we watch? Because they are so depressing that nobody can stand to see them. The jolts of terror …
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December 2012

Behold the landscape of Happy Motoring in its latest iteration in northern Virginia, that is, the Washington DC suburbs. It's significant that the very seat of policy and governance in our country is the epicenter of cluelessness about the fate of our tragic car dependency. They just see endless new layers added onto the existing clusterfuck, and you can be sure that money will continue to be created for it -- though it is suicidal for our society.

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America the Horror Show

     Finally the USA has an act that perfectly expresses its true spirit as the horror show nation among nations: the random mass slaughter of little children by a maniac. Is it not so that the failure to protect

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Christmas Story

         On Saturday, the town next to us, Cambridge, New York, put on its annual Christmas breakfast in the main theater of its old opera house, Hubbard Hall. Cambridge is a farming town in a farming

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     Even if the so-called economy were “recovering,” the people of the USA would be stuck in a physical setting for daily life that has no future – the nightmare infrastructure of subdivision houses, strip malls, and WalMarts, all

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