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 · FOREWORD by Kirkpatrick Sale.

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Dutton edition of Leopold Kohr’s Breakdown of Nations. This book shows that throughout history people who Britain faces its most important political decision for hundreds of years – whether or not to join a common European currency.

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If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Leopold Kohr Leopold Kohr was was the originator of the concept of ‘the human scale’, an idea later popularised by his friend E.

It remains one of the most exact long-term forecast on the future of mankind. Go and get this book, read it, and start telling your friends! Kohr described himself as a ” philosophical anarchist. He argued that massive external aid to poorer nations stifled local initiatives and participation. Allen Severino rated it really liked it Jun 27, Khor bought my first copy of this book a number of years ago.


Whenever something is wrong, something is too big.

Archived from the original on Many leoppld 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. Leopold Kohr breakxown October in Oberndorf bei SalzburgAustria — 26 February in GloucesterEngland was an economistjurist and political scientist known both for his opposition to the “cult of bigness” in social organization and as one of those who inspired the small is beautiful movement.

If, like me, you inhabit a place other than a small nation in my case, the USthis book may transform your view of where you live.

It appears to be the one and only problem permeating all creation.

The Breakdown of Nations

But Kohl was right. Caroline rated it really liked it Jun 12, His book is a bible of the radical decentralist movement and applauded by anarchists, libertarians, greens alike. Kohr confuses the issue by equating economic effectiveness with utility. A must read for anyone desiring a solution to the situation our current government is in. Inin StockholmSweden, Kohr received the Right Livelihood Award”for his early inspiration of the movement for a human scale.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I suppose I might have supported it if I felt there was something worth rescuing in the concept of national sovereignty. Add to Basket RRP: Want to Read saving….


It is because human beings, so charming as individuals or in small aggregations, have been welded into overconcentrated social units. Books by Leopold Kohr. 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. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In The Breakdown of Nqtions Leopold Kohr shows that, throughout history, people living in small states are happier, more peaceful, more creative and more prosperous.

He overidealises the middle ages.

Especially in the last years it brea,down often cited in regards to the economic crisis inside the Euro zone, interpreting the Euro crises as “a crisis of bigness”.

Ships from and sold by Amazon. I find it can be summarized in a breaksown Half a century after its initial publication, this is still an extremely relevant analysis of the political and economical problems we face now. I advise caution amongst US readers who should take much here with a pinch of salt.