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KunstlerCast #210: Too Much Magic

Released: July 12, 2012

Too Much MagicJHK discusses his newly published nonfiction book Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology, and the Fate of the Nation, (Altantic Monthly Press, 2012). Kunstler considers Magic to be an update on his 2005 book “The Long Emergency.” He says it was time to issue a reality testing report from reality central.

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JHK Reads from Too Much Magic

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“Kingdom Come”
(Chapter 1 pp, 19 – 22)

“The Futility of Party Politics in The Long Emergency”
(Chapter 5 pp. 85 – 86)

“Social Relations and the Dilemmas of Difference”
(Chapter 9 pp. 216 -221)

“The Multicultural Dilemma”
(Chapter 9 pp. 237-239)

“A Systematic Misunderstanding of Reality”
(Coda pp. 241-243)

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About James Howard Kunstler

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James Howard Kunstler is the author of many books including (non-fiction) The Geography of Nowhere, The City in Mind: Notes on the Urban Condition, Home from Nowhere, The Long Emergency and the four-book series of World Made By Hand novels, set in a post economic crash American future. His most recent book is Living in the Long Emergency; Global Crisis, the Failure of the Futurists, and the Early Adapters Who Are Showing Us the Way Forward. Jim lives on a homestead in Washington County, New. York, where he tends his garden and communes with his chickens.


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