Dystopian Author Quotes

June 5, 2020
I am far less interested in serving as a change agent than in functioning as a prose artist, whether it's fiction or nonfiction.

James Howard Kunstler Dystopian Author Quotes#52

James Howard Kunstler I am far less interested in serving as a change agent than in functioning as a prose artist, whether it’s fiction or nonfiction.
June 5, 2020
The skyscraper - any building over seven stories really - will come to be seen as an experimental building type that doesn't work well in an energy-starved economy.

James Howard Kunstler Dystopian Author Quotes#51

James Howard Kunstler The skyscraper – any building over seven stories really – will come to be seen as an experimental building type that doesn’t work […]
June 5, 2020
Societies get what they deserve, not what they expect.

James Howard Kunstler Dystopian Author Quotes#50

James Howard Kunstler Societies get what they deserve, not what they expect.
June 5, 2020
In our current frame of mind, or paradigm, or whatever you want to call it, we like to think that marshalling government policy is the way to get things done.

James Howard Kunstler Dystopian Author Quotes#49

James Howard Kunstler In our current frame of mind, or paradigm, or whatever you want to call it, we like to think that marshalling government policy […]
June 5, 2020
Most of suburbia will end up in three ways: ruins, slums, salvage yards for materials.

James Howard Kunstler Dystopian Author Quotes#48

James Howard Kunstler Most of suburbia will end up in three ways: ruins, slums, salvage yards for materials.
June 5, 2020
We have to do commerce differently because the WalMart system of big box chain retail will soon die. This means rebuilding local main street economies (networks of local economic interdependency).

James Howard Kunstler Dystopian Author Quotes#47

James Howard Kunstler We have to do commerce differently because the WalMart system of big box chain retail will soon die. This means rebuilding local main […]
June 5, 2020
Eighty percent of everything ever built in America has been built in the last 50 years, and most of it is depressing, brutal, ugly, unhealthy, and spiritually degrading.

James Howard Kunstler Dystopian Author Quotes#46

James Howard Kunstler Eighty percent of everything ever built in America has been built in the last 50 years, and most of it is depressing, brutal, […]
June 5, 2020
People don't like railroad tracks near them? We'll see how they feel when the percentage of U.S. citizens who can afford to drive a car goes way down, as it will.

James Howard Kunstler Dystopian Author Quotes#45

James Howard Kunstler People don’t like railroad tracks near them? We’ll see how they feel when the percentage of U.S. citizens who can afford to drive […]
June 5, 2020
In the decades to come, the successful places will tend to be the smaller traditional towns and cities with viable farming hinterlands.

James Howard Kunstler Dystopian Author Quotes#44

James Howard Kunstler In the decades to come, the successful places will tend to be the smaller traditional towns and cities with viable farming hinterlands.