Wanted: Questions for Kunstler
I'll be going to a talk by James Howard Kunstler tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday, October 21).
If I get the opportunity, I want to ask him a penetrating question or make an astute observation about his work.
The trouble is, I haven't read much of him.
I've only skimmed The Geography of Nowhere, and dipped into a couple of the chapters in Home from Nowhere. Over the weekend, I've been plowing through his latest non-fiction book, The Long Emergency—a book that predicts cars, big cities, suburbs and many other parts of our everyday lives are about to start dying off as we run out of oil (which will happen a lot sooner than we think).
I need some help to look smart. What would you ask—or tell—Kunstler if you had the chance?
Let me know soon. Kunstler is scheduled to start talking at 4 pm tomorrow, so submit a comment with your suggestion before, say, 2 pm tomorrow.
Gleefully gloomy. Analytically dubious. Insistently optimistic. Sincerely sober. All tonalities of questions or comments are welcome. But I'm likely to find short questions that get to the point easier to ask. And I doubt I'll have the nerve to ask certain really rude questions in person.
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