Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology, and the Fate of the Nation

Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology, and the Fate of the Nation

James Howard Kunstler

James Howard Kunstler’s significantly acclaimed and best-selling The lengthy Emergency, initially released in 2005, speedy grew to become a grassroots hit, going into 9 printings in hardcover. Kunstler’s surprising imaginative and prescient of our post-oil destiny stuck the eye of environmentalists and enterprise leaders alike, and prompted common dialogue approximately our dependence on fossil fuels and our dysfunctional monetary and govt associations. Kunstler has due to the fact been profiled within the New Yorker and invited to talk at TED. In Too a lot Magic, Kunstler evaluates what has replaced within the final seven years and indicates us that, in a post-financial-crisis global, his rules are extra suitable than ever.

“Too a lot Magic” is what Kunstler sees within the vibrant visions of a destiny international dreamed up by way of confident souls who think expertise will resolve all our difficulties. Their visions remind him of the flying autos and robotic maids that have been the dominant pictures of the longer term within the Fifties. Kunstler’s photo of the long run is way extra sober. With imaginative and prescient, readability of suggestion, and a practical worldview, Kunstler argues that the time for magical considering and hoping for miracles is over, and the time to start getting ready for the lengthy emergency has begun.

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