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Posts published by “James Howard Kunstler”

Happy Birthday

We step back from the disorders and idiocies of the moment to wish Bob Dylan a happy 80th birthday. He entered the scene in a…

When Giants Fall

It was only a few decades ago that Walmart entered the pantheon of American icons, joining motherhood, apple pie, and baseball on the highest tier…

When Birdies Sing Like The Fat Lady

Spring is popping now with a ferocious energy that can only remind the sullenly sequestered masses that life is going on without them. Every living…

Things Have Changed

At least in wartime, the bars stay open. That’s how you know this is a different thing altogether from whatever else you’ve seen in your…

Sometimes Things Turn

A February night in 1924, in a Manhattan concert hall owned by the Aeolian piano company… the wailing, warped, and flatted clarinet glissando that opens…

A Place Of Your Own

Do you know your place? In these days of hysterical Wokesterism, the question would surely provoke a riot of cowbell-clanging Antifa cadres, fainting spells in the…

Oscar Bytes

I like to keep up with the Academy awards to see just how much Hollywood has lost its mind from year to year. And since…

Merry Christmas To All

On this solemn night a great stillness falls upon the land as the Leviathan of Washington is sent to its room to get its mind…

Imaginary Monsters & The Uses Of Chaos

The Kavanaugh hearing underscored another eerie condition in contemporary USA life that offers clues about the combined social, economic, and political collapse that I call The…

When Collapse Goes Kinetic

I suppose many who think about the prospect of economic collapse imagine something like a Death Star implosion that simply obliterates the normal doings of…

You Think It’s All About Guns?

Is it possible that we Americans only pretend not to notice the conditions that produce an epidemic of school shootings, or is the public just…

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