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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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Kohr first makes a good case for this claim, then says that we need to stop being hypocrites and accept it. I suppose I might have supported it if I felt there was something worth rescuing in the concept of national sovereignty.

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. 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.

Feb 11, Joel Blunt rated it it was ok. El rated it liked it Jan 30, Let breakrown power blocs feast on our vacated place at the world table while we pursue our self-enforced agenda of economic localism, out of which some good could certainly come. He overidealises the middle ages.

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Whenever something is wrong, something is too big. He appreciated that we lived in a microcosmos, not a macrocosmos.

For social problems, to paraphrase the population doctrine of Thomas Malthus, have the unfortunate tendency to grow breakcown a geometric ratio with the growth of the organism of which they are part, while the ability of man to cope with them, if it can be extended at all, grows only at an arithmetic ratio.

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This idea is premised on the logic that one “power pool” tries to overcome the other “power pool” – no matter what – as soon as it realizes that it can naations it without resistance.

Make the modern man poor and he will drown himself in tears. InKohr became a freelance correspondent during the Spanish Civil Warwhere he was impressed by the limited, self-contained governments of the separatist states of Catalonia and Aragonas well as the small Spanish anarchist city-states of Alcoy and Caspe. His ashes were buried in Oberndorf. Kohr was a charming conversationalist and a witty, elegant debunker of popular assumptions.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Free and independent States, under local control One of Kohr’s students was economist E. I advise caution amongst US readers who should take much here with a pinch of salt.

Ships from and sold by Amazon. The trick is to create nested systems in which decisions, arbitration and spheres of influence are appropriately koh at different geopolitical levels — including leoold broad, global or continent-wide levels.

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Dec 16, Rob rated it really liked it Recommends it for: 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. It needs your support. This page was last edited on 30 Novemberat His arguments are non-unique. There are many secession movements out there, even in the US eg.

A must read for anyone desiring a solution Phillip rated it it was amazing Oct 21, Perhaps this is why readers either treasure it or despise it. Kohr described himself as a ” philosophical anarchist. My country needs you.

Kohr moved from Puerto Rico to Wales, where he taught political philosophy at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth from until