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Too Much Magic
Wishful Thinking, Technology, and the Fate of the Nation
By James Howard Kunstler
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978-0-8021-2144-8 • $16.00 • Paperback • July 2013
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“Kunstler plainly has a lot to say about the state of the world. And while much of it is bad—aggressively, congenitally, perhaps even fatally bad— he speaks with such vim and vigor that you find yourself nodding in agreement rather than looking for a noose.” —Stephen J. Dubner, coauthor of Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics on The KunstlerCast

“James Howard Kunstler describes himself as an ‘all-purpose writer,’ and boy can he write. . . . Too Much Magic, like The Long Emergency, is destined to become a peak-oil classic.” —Energy Bulletin

In Too Much Magic, which builds on Kunstler’s critically acclaimed New York Times best seller, The Long Emergency, Kunstler shows us that in a postfinancial- crisis world, his shocking vision of our post-oil future is more relevant than ever. He articulates a number of issues relating to the unsustainability of our high-energy lifestyle, including:

• The pernicious cult of “Happy Motoring” and our desire to preserve an ailing and backward automotive industry at all costs

• The upcoming demise of suburbia and the mass migration and demographic shifts that will ensue

• The inadequacy of renewable energy sources and alternative fossil fuels (e.g. biodiesel, tar sands, and shale oil) to make up the shortfall when our conventional sources of fuel run dry

• How the diminishing returns of technology collide with hypercomplexity to scuttle our wishes for an easy way out of our epochal predicaments

With vision, clarity of thought, and an antic, comic spirit, Kunstler argues that the time for magical thinking and hoping for miracles is over, and the time to begin preparing for the long emergency has begun.
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