Author: James Howard Kunstler

Do You, Mr. Jones…?

Do You, Mr. Jones…? by James Howard Kunstler We had server problems last week that made it hard for some readers to get on the comment log.We are working to resolve them ASAP. If you have any trouble logging in,...

Blood Sports

Blood Sports by James Howard Kunstler What you’re seeing in the political miasma of “RussiaGate” is an exercise in nostalgia. Apart from the symbolic feat of getting a “black” president freely elected in 2008 (remember, Mr. Obama is also half-white),...

Paris Afterparty

Paris Afterparty by James Howard Kunstler First mistake: Emmanuel Macron’s handlers played Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” instead of the French national anthem at the winner’s election rally. Well, at least they didn’t play “Deutschland Über Alles.” The tensions in the...

The National Blues

The National Blues by James Howard Kunstler While the news waves groan with stories about “America’s Opioid Epidemic” you may discern that there is little effort to actually understand what’s behind it, namely, the fact that life in the United...

Great Expectations (Not)

Great Expectations (Not) by James Howard Kunstler Halloween’s coming super-early this year and it will be a shocking surprise to those currently busy looking for Russians behind every potted plant in Washington DC. First, accept the premise that your country has...

Furor Time

Furor Time by James Howard Kunstler Note to readers: the Clusterfuck Nation blog will be going to twice-a-week publication with a nod to the increased liveliness of our national affairs. The second weekly blog will come out Friday mornings. Thanks...

Wounded Elephant

Wounded Elephant

Last night’s debate raises some interesting questions, such as: would the Romans have elected Caligula if given the chance to vote? Can the Republican party recover from Donald Trump? If the party poobahs “pull the plug” on Trump, as some...

Slowly, Then All at Once

The staggering incoherence of the election campaign only mirrors the shocking incapacity of the American public, from top to bottom, to process the tendings of our time. The chief tending is permanent worldwide economic contraction. Having hit the resource wall,...