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The Breakdown of Nations
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As we migrate from the industrial era of pyramidal top-down command and control empires and police states, into the information era where We the People can impose home rule and buycotts that restore morality and kinship, this author's views are an essential part of the whole pciture, but not the whole picture.
Below I list ten other books, evenly divided betwee "top down is broken" and "bottom up is emergent."
Top down is broken books:
The Health of Nations: Society and Law beyond the State
The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic (The American Empire Project)
Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy
Breaking the Real Axis of Evil: How to Oust the World's Last Dictators by 2025
Web of Deceit: The History of Western Complicity in Iraq, from Churchill to Kennedy to George W. Bush
Bottom up is emergent books:
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Of all things I've read, this comes the closest to explaining the root cause of social evil. Kohr's whimsical manner is disarming and the book is far from scholarly. Read morePublished 23 months ago by librich
Leopold Kohr a double Phd professor and refugee explains why all the methods for managing our international relations, businesses and every level of government are bound to fail. Read morePublished on March 22, 2014 by John Reagan
There are some things I like about this book. The topic is interesting and original. State size had not been given much consideration by political theorists when this book was... Read morePublished on October 2, 2013 by T. Carlsson
The Breakdown of Nations is one of the most paradigm-changing books you may ever read. The author, Leopold Kohr, argues that small nations work better for their citizens in every... Read morePublished on October 1, 2013 by gubbins4ever