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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The problems he names would exist even in some small states such as singapore. He overidealises the middle natiosn. Ilja rated it it was amazing Jun 05, Kapil Kaisare rated it did not like it Jun 06, He died in Others have broader socio-political causes: His ashes were buried in Oberndorf.

Connolly rated it it was amazing Jan 21, That is when they begin to slide into uncontrollable catastrophe.

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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. The donate button is, as ever, breakfown right. I however believe this is my true opinion since one so fast forgets what he has red and the thoughts it did raise.

The Bioregional Vision He appreciated that we lived in a microcosmos, not a macrocosmos. By contrast, the Brexit campaign was founded on a conservative, nostalgic, modernist project of reclaiming sovereignty for the nation-state. At first his theory often shortend as “Small is Beautiful” wasn’t takin I took notice of the philosophy of Leopold Kohr after attending a lecture organised by the Leopold Kohr Akademie johr the University of Salzburg – Leopold Kohr was born in the city of Obendorf near Salzburg, most famous for being the home town of “Silent Night”.


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.

You can’t make this stuff up, nor can you refute the arguments. We live simultaneously in a microcosmos and a macrocosmos. Kohr moved from Puerto Rico to Wales, where he taught political philosophy at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth from until But here he succumbs to the seductive power of nationalist mythology.

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”. Leopold Kohr was the originator of the concept of ‘the human scale’, an idea later popularized by his friend E. Aug 08, Alasdair Martin rated it really liked it Shelves: Ships from and sold by Amazon. Archived from the original on Gurpreet Singh rated it it was amazing Jan 28, It’s a fascinating read and will make you realize how much you yearn to belong to a real community and not just be an anoymous cipher in a giant nation state.

And the fact is, Westminster has its problems too. Unfortunately, at the end Kohr comes to the conclusion that, while such a disunion would be possible, it won’t happen voluntarily because a no nation will freely give up its power and b we are living at times were unificaton was chosen as the right way UNO, NATO, EU, Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist and Other Essays.


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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Rather than making ever-larger political unions, in the belief that 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.

Which means that, if a society grows beyond its optimum size, its problems must eventually outrun the growth of those human faculties which are necessary for dealing with them. Read more Read less. Feb 11, Joel Blunt rated it tbe was ok.

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Read it for yourself There are many aspects to that lack of democracy. Allen Severino rated it really liked it Jun 27, Refresh and try again.

A considered retreat is one thing, unforced self-destruction quite another. The size of atoms has nothing whatever to do with the size of polities.

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