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John Michael Greer – Whatever Happened to Peak Oil?

A few months from now, this blog will complete its tenth year of more-or-less-weekly publication. In words the Grateful Dead made famous, it’s been a long strange trip:  much longer and stranger than I had any reason to expect, certainly, when I typed up that first essay and got it posted on what was still, to me, the alien landscape of …

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John Michael Greer – Too Little, Too Late

Last week, after a great deal of debate, the passengers aboard theTitanic voted to impose modest limits sometime soon on the rate at which water is pouring into the doomed ship’s hull. Despite the torrents of self-congratulatory rhetoric currently flooding into the media from the White House and an assortment of groups on the domesticated end of the environmental movement, that’s …

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The Gary Null Show – 08.07.15

John Michael Greer is one of America’s most insightful historical philosophers, a futurist and independent scholar, environmentalist, expert in energy and peak oil studies, and a novelist. He is also the Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America. His analysis of the rise and fall of civilizations and the limits of technology and the idea of progress have been recommended by numerous peer-reviewed journals and magazines. The Futurist magazine has called his portrayal of the rise and collapse of civilization as one of the more realistic analysis one can find. John is regarded as one of the most influential figures in the peak oil community. His blog, the Archdruid Report, is widely read for his commentaries on nature, spirituality, sustainable culture, and critiques of postmodern industrial civilization. He has published over 20 books. His most recent is “After Progress; Reason and Religion at the End of the Industrial Age,” and his website isTheArchDruidReport.blogspot.com

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John Michael Greer – The Suicide of the American Left

Regular readers of this blog know that I generally avoid partisan politics in the essays posted here. There are several reasons for that unpopular habit, but the most important of them is that we don’t actually have partisan politics in today’s America, except in a purely nominal sense. It’s true that politicians by and large group themselves into one of …

The Era of Impact – John Michael Greer

Of all the wistful superstitions that cluster around the concept of the future in contemporary popular culture, the most enduring has to be the notion that somehow, sooner or later, something will happen to shake the majority out of its complacency and get it to take seriously the crisis of our age. Week after week, I field comments and emails …