Author: James Howard Kunstler

Absent Without Leave

Absent Without Leave by James Howard Kunstler It ain’t bragging if it’s true. I’ve said repeatedly on this blog for years that the federal government would only become more impotent, more incompetent, and more ineffectual as The Long Emergency rolled...

Play Ball!

Play Ball! by James Howard Kunslter Historians of the future, huddled around their goose-fat lamps in muddy woolen cloaks, may cite this as the month that the Kardashian Dreamland formerly known as “The USA” finally lost its collective mind. Submitted...

Things To Come

Things To Come by James Howard Kunstler As our politicos creep deeper into a legalistic wilderness hunting for phantoms of Russian collusion, nobody pays attention to the most dangerous force in American life: the unraveling financialization of the economy. Financialization...

Moby Trump

Moby Trump by James Howard Kunstler He breached out of the horse latitudes in the Great Sea of Politics last spring and destroyed all the lesser whales with his mighty flukes, but now the Democratic Pequod, with its diverse and...

Gimme Shelter

Gimme Shelter by James Howard Kunslter “Have you all lost your mind?” Vladimir Putin replied to one of Megyn Kelly’s thrusts about alleged Russian perfidy toward the US in the gala interview that debuted her new Sunday Night star-chamber on...

Covfefe Land

Covfefe Land by James Howard Kunstler “This is one of the things I find funny about the radical Left protests on campus…. You want to have it both ways. You want to be a fledgling member of the elite and...

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...