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  • Living in the Long Emergency

  • Global Crisis, the Failure of the Futurists, and the Early Adapters Who Are Showing Us the Way Forward
  • De : James Howard Kunstler
  • Lu par : David de Vries
  • Durée : 9 h et 47 min
  • Version intégrale Livre audio
  • Catégories : Histoire, Amériques
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    Forget the speculation of pundits and media personalities. For anyone asking "Now what?" the answer is out there. You just have to know where to look.

    In his 2005 book, The Long Emergency, James Howard Kunstler described the global predicaments that would pitch the USA into political and economic turmoil in the 21st century - the end of affordable oil, climate irregularities, and flagging economic growth, to name a few. Now, he returns with a book that takes an up-close-and-personal approach to how real people are living now - surviving The Long Emergency as it happens.

    Through his popular blog, Clusterf**ck Nation, Kunstler has had the opportunity to connect with people from across the country. They’ve shared their stories with him - sometimes over years of correspondence - and in Living in the Long Emergency: Global Crisis, the Failure of the Futurists, and the Early Adapters Who Are Showing Us the Way Forward, he shares them with us, offering an eye-opening and unprecedented look at what’s really going on "out there" in the US - and beyond.

    Coming from all walks of life, the individuals you’ll meet in these pages have one thing in common: their stories acutely illustrate the changing realities real people are facing - and coping with - every day. In profiles of their fascinating lives, Kunstler paints vivid, human portraits that offer a “slice of life” from people whose struggles and triumphs all too often go ignored.

    With personal accounts from a Vermont baker, homesteaders, a building contractor in the Baltimore ghetto, a white nationalist, and many more, Living in the Long Emergency is a unique and timely exploration of how the lives of everyday Americans are being transformed, for better and for worse, and what these stories tell us both about the future and about human perseverance.

    ©2020 James Howard Kunstler (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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    • FourGirlsMom
    • 06/03/2020

    I will buy the hard copy to study and savor.

    The book prepared a bed of hot coals for my imagination to take flame. Like Yogi Berra’s statement about predictions, we can only guess the general azimuth of our culture’s future. This book gives us a north to set our compasses.
    Part 1 was a summary of the original book. But a good concise description of our predicament. We may be able to extend this lifestyle a while but this will decay as more people drop out of this modern life.
    Part 2 was a great look at Americans adjusting to these changing times. These dropouts can be the seed of a new America.
    In Part 3 Jim hit it out of the park. He amalgamated the thoughts and concerns I’ve had since the early 1970s.
    I’m a 65 year old retiring mining / civil engineer. I understand resource depletion. The strength of our society will dictate the velocity of the decline.
    My retirement may be easy or not. But we oldsters can spend the time to prepare our people to meet the future head on.
    The reader was good but I wish Jim would read the audiobook. His pacing and intonation would be perfect.

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    • Spontaneous Rex
    • 08/09/2020

    Dont Let The Headline Fool You

    The book is mostly a historical review of various catastrophes and an overview of the authors homestead. It does almost nothing to address its title. There's virtually nothing about living in an actual emergency

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    • T. Crockett
    • 18/06/2020

    Political Prejudice Undercuts Message

    For a book like this to succeed in convincing a reader, ultimately it comes down to trusting the author. This is a contrarian vision so it requires that a whole lot of people be wrong in order for the author to be right. In the initial chapters, Kunstler makes a compelling case and steers clear of politics in his explanation for how and why we are heading for a meltdown of civilization in most of the book and doesn’t seem to take sides in the interviews he does when highlighting alternative life styles. He even makes some derogatory references to Donald Trump.

    Then in chapter 14 he goes full-on conspiracy theory and tarnishes the expertise of the intelligence community and the justice department to build his deep state theory that everything Trump has been accused of since becoming president was just partisan politics and a witch hunt. He completely misrepresents the Mueller Report’s conclusions and the conclusions of the intelligence community and bipartisan agreement from the Senate Intelligence Committee. He purveys untruths so willingly and freely in this chapter in order to make his point that it caused me to seriously question the “data” he was using to make his other arguments.

    I still think there are some important and probably uncomfortable truths in this book but when you are setting yourself up to be “ the guy who will tell you the truth about what’s going on” it becomes even more important not to casually misrepresent facts and conveniently distort history.

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    • K. Skoog
    • 12/05/2020

    Please Read Before Buying

    This book bashes President Trump in the first few minutes. Some people will like that and some people won’t. So you need to know. Additionally I did not like the narrator’s voice. Be sure to listen to the sample and decide for yourself.

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    • SpinningKat
    • 19/05/2022

    Food for thought

    Useful information and presented well. We are all fumbling along with the realization that things are not quite right. Mr Kunstler gives voice and lends certainty that we are not crazy. We are truly in the throws of a long emergency as we go from crisis to crisis. He highlights several lives who have chosen alternative lifestyles in response to this growing reality as a way of providing some possible solutions to redirect personal lives towards more simple living. I myself have been on this journey and found the book reassuring. (I own and operate a sheep farm.) I do like how he laid out the book in digestible sections without meandering. I feel that this book provides interesting insight. I do not agree with it all, but arguments are compelling. At least it will make you pay more attention to what is going on. Side Note...I too grew up in the Washington DC suburb of Dale City in a military family as one of the documented individuals. Found that interesting.

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    • Joe Crist
    • 15/02/2022

    A lot to think about excellent book

    This book has told me where I plan to travel this spring and summer. I will be moving in the next six months that is for sure

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    • Bewell
    • 16/01/2022

    Trump supporting conspiracy theory nonsense.

    I was so disappointed in this book and the author. hard to know what has happened to his mental faculties between his first book about the long emergency and this one.

    It starts out okay and ends up being rather ridiculous and he is extremely anti woman to boot. Take a pass on this mess. There are better books out there.

    I highly recommend David Wallace Wells book 'the uninhabitable planet'.



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    • Kindle Customer
    • 13/07/2021

    great as aways

    It is too bad this book would not be required reading in schools. I would love to here the debates in the classrooms

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    • NordiKelt
    • 28/03/2021

    Wrong about America being broke

    Mentions that we can't have National Healthcare because "we're broke" while not mentioning in the same paragraph that we seem to have unlimited funds for never ending wars and tax breaks for millionaires. I'm a student of "Modern Money" (MMT) so this was a bit much for me.

    I do agree with the Author that we are using up everything on a finite world and this is going to bite us in our posteriors.

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    • John Johnston III
    • 26/09/2020

    The Future ...

    Clearly spelled out. What we all have to look forward to as the years roll by.