The Breakdown of Nations has 69 ratings and 8 reviews. Rob said: ok, this guy had a five-star idea, and he started writing a five-star book, and then he. The Breakdown of Nations was the economist and political scientist, Leopold Kohr’s first book. It was published in , but is remarkably. The Breakdown of Nations. Leopold Kohr. , TO COLIN LODGE. CONTENTS. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ยท FOREWORD by Kirkpatrick Sale.

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By leopolc, nations can interact in the form of equal federalism. Published in”The Breakdown of Nations” was the first time Kohr laid his ideas down in the form of a monography after publishing it in shorter articles. Barbara rated it liked it May 05, After many rejections by American and British publishers, Bgeakdown first book, The Breakdown of Nationswas published in in Britain after a chance meeting with anarchist Sir Herbert Read.

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Many of my friends in the States fear, on a very basic level, whether the fate that befell great countries of the past can come to the U. Let other power blocs feast on our vacated place at the world table while we pursue our self-enforced agenda of economic localism, leoplld of which some good could certainly come.

Leopold Kohr was was the originator of the concept of ‘the human scale’, an idea later popularised by his friend E. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Perhaps this is why readers either treasure it or despise it. We live simultaneously in a microcosmos and a macrocosmos. Rather than making ever-larger political unions, in the belief peopold this will bring peace and security, we should minimize the aggregation of tye by returning to a patchwork of small, relatively powerless states, where leaders are accessible to and responsive to the people.


To ask other readers questions about The Breakdown of Nationsplease sign up. The EU has now gone, and elopold it possibly the union. This book shows that throughout history people who have lived in small states, where political leaders are accessible rather than remote, are happier, more peaceful, more creative and more prosperous.

In his first published essay “Disunion Now: Schumacher nahions, another prominent influence on these movements, whose best selling book Small Is Beautiful took its title from one of Kohr’s core principles. His vision called for a dissolution of centralized political and economic structures in favor of local control.

He later became an American citizen.

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Slightly precognitive in some respects, and galling as a non-US citizen. Oversimplified as this may seem, we shall find the idea more easily acceptable if we consider that bigness, or oversize, is really much more than just a social problem. The Breakdown of Nations is one of the most paradigm-changing books you may ever read. Trivia About Breakdowwn Breakdown of A declining post-industrial power drifting aimlessly in the sea of neoliberalism was the problem.

Breakdpwn the Home Gift Guide. James Johnson rated it really liked it Dec 02, Schumacher, notably in the best-selling book Small is Beautiful.

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Kohr confuses the issue by equating economic effectivene I breakeown find any of Kohr’s arguments convincing, while I agree with the author’s final conclusion that a decentralised federalism is the best means of organising a state, his arguments have holes big enough to drive a truck through. Filter by Audio Video All content. Politically, weak states seem to have just as bad problems as strong states.


Quote from Kohr, to give you a flavor: Thus Kohr assesses that the only conclusion for no power to reach its “critical dimension” is to split it apart – therby, even if it reaches it’s full potential, it will have no way to get bigger than other powers. Culturally, his arguments seem to be attacking urbanization, not “big” states.

The Breakdown of Nations

The first two were eclipsed in the s the self-destruction of the Labour Party in the wake of Brexit merely being another sad coda to that tale. Fons Jena rated it it was amazing Nov 09, Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

Especially in the last years it was often cited in regards to the economic crisis inside the Euro zone, interpreting the Euro crises as “a crisis of bigness”. And if the EU has become an unreformable cabal of power-hungry neoliberals, then so has Westminster, with bells on, for at least the last forty years.

Unlike other books on scale, this one is easy to whip through – but beware, there’s no going back once you’ve read it!

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First, his economic argument is easy to dismiss. Kohr originated the fo of the human scale, an idea which was later popularized by his friend E.

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