*FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In The Breakdown of Nations Leopold Kohr shows that, throughout history, people living in small states are happier. 9 Results Leopold Kohr. Follow. Follow on Amazon. Follow authors to get new release updates, plus improved recommendations and more coming soon. The first time I ever came across the name of Leopold Kohr was in a footnote of an obscure little academic volume called Size and Democracy, where he was.

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I however believe this is my true opinion since one so fast forgets what he has red and the thoughts it did raise.

An exceedingly bright youth, Kohr studied law at the University of Innsbruck and political science at the University of Vienna, obtaining doctorates in both subjects. Thus we are seeing slightly less unanimity among thinking people on the fundamental benevolence of globalization and the possibility of endless economic growth.

The book is signed by Livingston who wrote the “Introduction” and contributed an essay. Widening wage gaps all over the world are one of the more conspicuous features of our times.

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Leopold Kohr

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. This is why despite the present happy-talk about the U. As a result, the concept of optimum social size must once more be extended.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. Kohr was planning to return to his hometown of Oberndorf to live when he died in AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. This is a manifesto, not a detached and dry academic treatise. Phillip rated it it was amazing Oct 21, A Pair of Cranks by Leopold Kohr Andrew rated it really liked it Jan 27, He continued to advise independence movements in Spain, Wales, and elsewhere for as long as he lived. Leopokd described himself as a ” philosophical anarchist.


They will have instituted extensive authority structures which could be mapped on organizational charts. Those who understand koht technology will always figure out ways to get ahead of the bureaucrats.

Leopold Kohr – The Right Livelihood Award

Books by Leopold Kohr. One of these variables is technological, one educational. Oversimplified as this peopold seem, we shall find the idea more easily acceptable if we consider that bigness, or oversize, is really much more than just a khor problem. Kohr was undeterred by this. For who can be the general of such a vast multitude, or who the herald, unless he have the voice of a stentor?

Leopold KohrAustrian-born social philosopher born Oct.

Officially, Torrijos died in a helicopter crash in Ask what you can do far the government. Kohr first makes a good case kobr this claim, then says that we need to stop being hypocrites and accept it.

Both concepts have been brought to the attention of the general public in a book, the bestseller Small is Beautiful.

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But fortunately, the concept of political optimum, unlike that of the economic or convivial optimum, is sufficiently elastic to permit a large enough extension to cover optimum size without affecting the optimal functioning of the political society. Moreover, being synonymous with the social maximum, this new optimum can never again be disturbed by growth.

Then, once again, freedom and community autonomy become possible — for those who have made advance preparations! For once the team necessary to administer koh growing social enterprise becomes itself so large that it can no longer be encompassed by the vision of its presiding officer, any addition to the team would henceforth not enhance but kkohr administrative efficiency [ 2 ].

Albert Taylor Bledsoe, author, Brion McClanahan and Mike Church, editors Published a year after the war, it provides the best argument every assembled in one book for the constitutional right of secession.


Feb 11, Joel Blunt rated it it was ok. So his home was a castle. Even globalist elites have expressed worry about them. It is conceivable that we will see an attempted power grab over the Internet during our lifetimes. Slightly precognitive in leoppld respects, and galling as a non-US citizen. This won them a small but significant audience. Connolly rated it it was amazing Jan 21, Maria Augusta Kutschera b. Like Herbert Read his publishing benefactor, Kohr described himself koyr a philosophical anarchist.

Those nations are now in shambles.

While still providing shelter for its occupants, it begins to socialize them as well. To ask other readers questions about The Breakdown of Nationsplease sign up. This course of action would, clearly, entail a very rough ride for the Greek people whose standard of living would probably drop further than it has. As it turned out, we saw a frightening arms race, but no war because the Soviet Union collapsed.

The Founding Fathers Guide to the Constitution Brion McClanahan An article by kohf and clause by clause analysis of the Constitution ratified by the founding generation of anda Constitution quite different from what the political class in Washington understands. To preserve the benefits of their life in common, judicial and police authority must therefore be established. A structure such as a mankind-embracing world state could therefore be success fully maintained kohg if it were organized, if not like a beehive, at least like George Orwell’s