Many of us find Kunstler very amusing, if profane at times. But, I would suggest another, excellent writer who provides a more nuanced, if equally angry approach to polemics. Richard Reichenberg is a aging Los Angeles resident who refuses to buy into the automobility ideal. In light of our discussions of suburbia, I thought this was a particuarly interesting essay:
"It seems that none of the clichés holds true--living in the suburbs confers upon one not independence but parasitism; brings one closer not to Nature but to the hard concrete channels of the freeway; nurtures not familial intimacy but separation.
The Tyrant of Lawns, like any other tyrant, lives by lies, and gets and keeps his power by lies. And the bigger the lie, the better it works."
(Caveat: No, I don't beleive that everything in the essay is gospel truth, but there are some interesting points here, written in a very eloquent manner."