An Interview With Jim Kunstler

Karen O'Keefe interviews Jim Kunstler -- "New Urbanist and spokesman for the angst of the American soul."
December 20, 2001, 9am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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Kunstler ... writes in "The Geography of Nowhere" (Simon & Schuster, 1994) and "Home From Nowhere" (Simon & Schuster, 1996) that the physical fabric of America is pathologically devoid of integrity. "I set out to write a book about why America is so ugly and dysfunctional because I was tired of living in a place that was ugly and dysfunctional," he says.... Kunstler predicts transition to a healthier America in the post-suburban world will be tough. "We've invested a huge amount of national wealth in the infrastructure of suburbia -- the whole grisly panorama. There will be political problems from Americans who believe they are still entitled to suburban life ... including the 3,000-mile Caesar salad."

Thanks to The Town Paper

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Published on Wednesday, December 19, 2001 in The Town Paper
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