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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What really matters is what the next order will look like. Culturally, his arguments seem to be attacking urbanization, not “big” states.

Even Kohr seems to realise this since he admits that brezkdown chief problem is that the modern man’s appetites for goods and services have greatly expanded.

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Unlike other books on scale, this one is easy to whip through – but beware, there’s no going back once you’ve read it! A considered retreat is one thing, unforced self-destruction quite another. Of course, actions must follow our reading and understanding.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Phillip rated it it was amazing Oct 21, Kohr may be correct in stating that people were more satisfyed in the middle ages than they are currently. Be the first to ask a question about The Breakdown of Nations. One person found this helpful.

The Breakdown of Nations

Fons Jena narions it it was amazing Nov 09, The Breakdown of Nations by Leopold Kohr. El rated it liked it Jan 30, Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. Retrieved lfopold ” https: He earned doctorate degrees in law, at the University of InnsbruckAustria, and political science, at the University of Vienna.


Joseph Graves rated it really liked it Jan 13, Kohr’s writing style is delightfully lucid, breezy, humorous, and compelling. Kohr taught economics and political philosophy at Rutgers Universityin the U.

The main checks on its power over the last couple of centuries have been the politics of organised industrial labour, the politics of municipal radicalism, the troubled politics of the UK union, and the EU.

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First, his economic natinos is easy to dismiss. Make the modern man poor and he will drown himself in tears. A Deep History of the Earliest States. About the Book Author Biography In The Breakdown of Nations Leopold Kohr shows that, throughout history, people living in small states are happier, more peaceful, more creative and more prosperous.

If one is interested in a defense of federalism, the federalist papers are a better choice.

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Rather than making ever-larger political unions, in the belief leopoldd this will bring peace and security, we should minimize the aggregation of power by returning to a patchwork of small, relatively powerless states, where leaders are accessible to and responsive to the people. It also got me thinking how, set from the collapse of soviet union, the tables are again turning ever so discreetly and yet in the plain view of the international altair leoopld new powers rise and spheres of influences gravitate toward their new contemporary equiliribums.


Many believe this would lead inexorably to a European superstate, so it is timely to re-examine the implications of the size of political groupings, whether they are states, nations or federations.

Feb 11, Joel Blunt rhe it it was ok. Since that time I’ve bought several more copies and am getting ready to buy another, because I’ve given the others to friends. I however believe this is my true opinion since one so fast forgets what he has red and the thoughts it did raise. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. There are good reasons for federalism. His brealdown is a bible of the radical decentralist movement and applauded by anarchists, libertarians, greens alike.

The Breakdown Of Nations

Humanity is better off materially now than it was in the middle ages. Good news if you support the Conservative Party, and its neoliberal, pro-rich policies. Tge country needs you.