1) I'm 2/3 done with The 900 Days,
Over 11,000 died in Leningrad in November 1941, when the starvation began.2) Fred has a good article: Betting on Gray Sludge: What Fun,
"I do not see how the rot can go on but neither can I see how it can stop going on. Consider the choices..."3) And SHTF has an interesting post: How Do You Know When Your Society is in the Midst of Collapse?
"America is sitting near the end of the spectrum in terms of economic collapse and in the middle of the spectrum in terms of social collapse."U/T: WRSA