The era of impact is the point at which it becomes clear to most people that something has gone wrong with the most basic narratives of a society...
Articles: decline of industrial civilization (8)
Meanwhile,in Detroit and Baltimore, tens of thousands of residents are in the process of losing their access to water and electricity.
There was, as it happened, a small problem with the 2707, a problem it shared with all the other SST projects; it made no economic sense at all.
It was probably inevitable that last week’s discussion of the way that contemporary science is offering itself up as a sacrifice on the altar of corporate greed and institutional arrogance would field me a flurry of responses that insisted that I must hate science.
...I’m going to spend this week’s post summarizing the the decline and fall of industrial civilization.
The disintegration of social hierarchies, the senility of ruling elites, and the fossilization of institutions all lead to the hour of the knife...
In the category of thrilling fiction about our post-industrial future, James Howard Kunstler’s World Made By Hand novels have no equal.
Arnold Toynbee, whose magisterial writings on history have been a recurring source of inspiration for this blog, has pointed out an intriguing difference between the way civilizations rise and the way they fall.