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Kunstler Op-Ed In Sunday’s Washington Post

Kunstler Op-Ed In Sunday’s Washington Post

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Commonwealth Club Of California (Mp3)

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Making Other Arrangements (Orion Magazine)

Making Other Arrangements (Orion Magazine)

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Second Vermont Republic Assembly

Remarks by James Howard Kunstlerat the meeting of The Second Vermont RepublicOctober 28, 2005 When we think about the destiny of our land, there are a few questions we might ask: What do we mean by ‘our land?’What has been holding it together?Who are we?And who will we become? For about 210 years we have more »

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Petrocollapse New York, Ny

PetroCollapse New York ConferenceOctober 5, 2005 Remarks by James Howard KunstlerAuthor of The Long Emergency In the waning months of 2005, our failure to face the problems before us as a society is a wondrous thing to behold. Never before in American history have the public and its leaders shown such a lack of resolve, more »

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Remarks in Hudson, NY

My last three books were concerned with the physical arrangement of life in our nation, in particular suburban sprawl, the most destructive development pattern the world has ever seen, and perhaps the greatest misallocation of resources the world has ever known.The world – and of course the US – now faces an epochal predicament: the more »

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Long Emergency Hudson, Ny

Remarks in Hudson, NYJanuary 8, 2005James Howard Kunstler My last three books were concerned with the physical arrangement of life in our nation, in particular suburban sprawl, the most destructive development pattern the world has ever seen, and perhaps the greatest misallocation of resources the world has ever known.The world – and of course the more »

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Remarks in Providence

This nation faces a terrible, paradoxical challenge.     We are now called on to defend the American way of life against a furtive, resourceful enemy. But how much of what we are called on to defend is actually worth defending?    Events now require us to become very clear in our individual minds, and our collective imagination, about what more »

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Remarks in Bologna, Italy, To the conference of “The Other Moderns”

I spent a lot of time last autumn in what we call the Sunbelt of America — Atlanta, Houston, Orlando, Florida. This was necessarily a very depressing project, because what we have achieved in American urbanism is what I like to call the National Automobile Slum. It’s all the same and it’s all terrible. The more »

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Remarks to the Cities of the Future Conference

Sacramento, December 1999        (slightly edited to eliminate repetition)       . . . the sad truth of the matter is that the United States is increasingly composed of thousands of places that are not worth caring about. The ultimate result will be a nation and a way of life that is not worth caring about or defending!       more »

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Where Evil Dwells – Reflections on the Columbine School Massacre

Paper Delivered at theCongress for the New Urbanism by James Howard Kunstler Milwaukee, June 6, 1999     When we set aside all the technical considerations and all the familiar economic arguments and tedious political angles that swirl around this enormous and momentous field of human ecology, we’re left with the question of how it affects our more »

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Remarks by James Howard Kunstler to the Florida AIA

Orlando, August, 1998     One hundred years ago, a cultural movement swept across the United States, galvanizing leaders in politics and the arts with the power of an idea. That movement was the City Beautiful movement, and its animating idea was that Americans deserved to live in better towns and cities. This was a more »

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