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New Yorker Article Featuring Jhk

The New Yorker January 26, 2009 The Dystopians; Bad times are boom times for some. by Ben McGrath SECTION: FACT; American Chronicles; Pg. 41 Vol. 84 No. 46 LENGTH: 7208 words A year and a half ago, with real-estate prices falling, Dmitry Orlov, a forty-six-year-old software engineer from Leningrad, sold his apartment in the Brighton section of Boston, along more »

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Getting a Grip — 1972 – 1973

Getting a Grip 1972 – 1973  By the late fall of 1972, after running myself ragged all year freelancing for the Boston hippie weeklies, and getting fucked around mercilessly by the young prepster editors who ran those newspapers, and being broke constantly, and veering back into a scary state of helpless depression, and finding myself more »

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A Brief Life in the Theater – 1967-1971

A Brief Life in the Theater – 1967-1971        In November of 1966, I was a was a rudderless, impressionable freshman at the SUNY college in remote Brockport — remote from New York City, that is, my hometown, and a place I had very mixed feelings about — and I happened to see a poster for more »

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Bob Dylan’s Chronicles

Bob Dylan’s Chronicles, Volume One a review by Jim Kunstler        I had a dream about meeting Bob Dylan about six months before the only time I actually met him. It was toward the end of my stint working for a daily newspaper in Albany, New York, in 1974. In the dream, I met Bob on more »

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1976 — The Fifty Dollar Club

The Fifty Dollar Club1976  Christmastime, 1975, in Washington DC, was for me an archetypal passage of youthful desperation  I was living in a great big dorm-like rooming house off Dupont circle. It was clean but socially Dickensian. The other young people who lived there were almost all entry-level government wonks or hyper-ambitious newly-minted lawyers fresh from more »

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1972 -73 — Getting a Grip

Getting a Grip 1972 – 1973 By the late fall of 1972, after running myself ragged all year freelancing for the Boston hippie weeklies, and getting fucked around mercilessly by the young prepster editors who ran those newspapers, and being broke constantly, and veering back into a scary state of helpless depression, and finding myself more »

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1969 — Moonshot

Moonshot1969  The strange, apocalyptic summer of 1969, the world seemed to be coming apart, but I couldn’t tell whether it was my world or the world that was coming apart. It was the summer of Ted Kennedy’s political suicide at Chappaquiddic, of the Moon Landing, of the Manson Murders in Hollywood, and of Woodstock.       It started for more »

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1969 — Welcome to the Laughing Academy

Welcome To the Laughing Academy 1969 – 1970       In the fall of my senior year of college, after a summer of turbulent confusion and failure, I sank into a vortex of anxiety and depression that eventually landed me in a mental hospital. It was in the nature of my predicament that I more »

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1967 — A Brief Life in the Theater

A Brief Life in the Theater 1967-1971        In November of 1966, I was a was a rudderless, impressionable freshman at the SUNY college in remote Brockport — remote from New York City, that is, my hometown, and a place I had very mixed feelings about — and I happened to see a poster for the more »

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1966 — Off to College

Off to College 1966 By midsummer of 1966, two months after my final escape from the gulag of high school, I found myself in the frightful predicament of having nowhere to go to college. The war in Vietnam was heating up. I would be eligible for the draft on my18th birthday that coming October, and more »

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1957 — The Station

The Station1957 – 1963 In the spring of 1957, when I was eight years old, my parents split up. I moved into Manhattan with my mother after their house in the Long Island suburb of Roslyn was sold, and the legal nicities of their divorce were registered with the courts. Among these were the provisions more »

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Kunstler Op-Ed In Sunday’s Washington Post

Kunstler Op-Ed In Sunday’s Washington Post

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Video interview with Glen Hiemstra’s Futurist.com blog

Video interview with Glen Hiemstra’s Futurist.com blog

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Short Stories

Story Index

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My Hip Replacement: A Medical Comedy

My Bad HipA Melodrama in Three ActsWith Additional Notes by Jim Kunstler (Note to Readers: The acts are not in numerical order. For the purpose of narrative coherence,I want you to begin with the operation, go back to the onset of the condition,and conclude with the recovery process.) For the latest installment, scroll to the more »

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Older Essays, Yowlings, Rants

Older Essays, Yowlings, Rants

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Commonwealth Club Of California (Mp3)

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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Movie: Syriana

The Syriana Syndrome By Jim Kunstler (This ran as an op-ed piece in the Albany Times-Union)             Anyone who sees Syriana, the new George Clooney movie about political hugger-mugger in a Middle East oil kingdom, will not come away with an enhanced understanding of the global oil predicament. They’ll see a dark, brooding, and impressively restrained story 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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Tom Wolf’s Charlotte Simmons

I am Charlotte Simmons by Tom Wolfe Reviewed by Jim Kunstler      Some years ago, ubermaster journalist Tom Wolfe published an essay in Harper’s Magazine, Stalking the Billion-Footed Beast, in which he upbraided American novel-writers for their narcissistic navel-gazing and miniaturism and challenged them to grapple with the fascinating spectacle of the contemporary scene on 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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