Yesterday, I posted a link to an illustrious panel talking about the issues of the day, and today, I found a recently uploaded Youtube video of another of my favorite authors, Chris Hedges. Hedges had been a war reporter for around 20 years, and is now writing editorials for the website Truthout. He wrote a great book, "War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning" and the last book of his that I read, "Empire of Illusion", is pretty incredible as well. While he does not write about peak oil extensively like Kunstler or Orlov, a key theme of his has become the decline of the American empire. In his words, "the descent is going to be horrifying."
This interview was originally broadcast on C-SPAN's BookTV, and the interview is 3 hours long. I think it'll totally be worth it.