James Howard Kunstler discusses book, Too Much Magic, and urges people to prepare for what’s ahead
About James Howard Kunstler
James Howard Kunstler is an American author, social critic, public speaker, and blogger. He is best known for his books The Geography of Nowhere, a history of American suburbia and urban development, and, his 2005 book, The Long Emergency, which is about the challenges posed by the coming permanent global oil crisis, climate change, and other 'converging catastrophes of the 21st Century.' In 2012, he published Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology, and The Fate of the Nation, in which he evaluates what has changed in the last seven years and shows us that, in a post-financial-crisis world, his ideas are more relevant than ever.
Kunstler is a regular contributor to the New York Times Sunday Magazine and Op-Ed page, where he has written on environmental and economic issues. He has lectured at Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Dartmouth, Cornell, MIT, RPI, the University of Virginia and many other colleges, and he has appeared before many professional organizations such as the AIA , the APA., and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.