We’ve ribbed James Howard Kunstler before for his extraordinary cynicism. Nevertheless, having read The Long Emergency and remaining quite concerned about the issues expressed therein, we’d be remiss if we didn’t point you over to Birnbaum’s latest interview with Mr. Kunstler himself. Rather interestingly, The Long Emergency did not receive a single review in any major newspaper. Bobby B made efforts to contact several book review editors and none chose to respond.
I read “The Long Emergency” too. Didn’t it bother you that Kunstler seems to have done most of his research by jumping around the links in Wikipedia? He’s read about Hubbert’s Peak and suddenly he’s predicting we’ll all be living like the Amish (if we’re lucky) in 20 years.
And if I hear once more about Kunstler’s ancient Toyota with 100,000 miles on it again…