9780802120304

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

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  • ISBN13:

    9780802120304

  • ISBN10:

    080212030X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 6/19/2012
  • Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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Summary

With vision, clarity of thought, and a pragmatic worldview, Kunstler argues that the time for magical thinking and hoping for miracles is over, and the time to begin preparing for the long emergency in America has begun.

Table of Contents

Where We're Atp. 1
Farewell to the Drive-in Utopiap. 23
Cities of the Future: Yesterday's Tomorrow or Tomorrow's Yesterday?p. 43
The Dangers of Techno Narcissism, or: Frankenstein Release 2.0, How Ray Kurzweil's Singularity Aims to Replace the Old God with a New and Improved Versionp. 65
The Futility of Party Politics in the Long Emergencyp. 85
Going Broke the Hard Way: The End of Wall Streetp. 111
The Energy Specter: Oil and Gas, Alternative Energy, and Waiting for Santa Clausp. 155
Insults to the Planet and the Planet's Replyp. 197
Social Relations and the Dilemmas of Differencep. 216
Coda: A Systematic Misunderstanding of Realityp. 241
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