- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: UIT Cambridge Ltd.; Second edition edition (July 1, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 085784430X
- ISBN-13: 978-0857844309
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.8 x 7.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #434,428 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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If, like me, you inhabit a place other than a small nation (in my case, the US), this book may transform your view of where you live. In the right hands, this book could make an explosive change in the world, although the author himself is not so sure (see the book's shortest chapter - in fact, the shortest chapter of an book in history!). There are many secession movements out there, even in the US (eg. Google "Vermont secession"), and The Breakdown of Nations may convince you that such movements have solid grounds on which to stand.
Go and get this book, read it, and start telling your friends!
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:
The Tao of Democracy: Using Co-Intelligence to Create a World That Works for All
Society's Breakthrough!: Releasing Essential Wisdom and Virtue in All the People
The Unconquerable World: Power, Nonviolence, and the Will of the People
A Power Governments Cannot Suppress
Collective Intelligence: Creating a Prosperous World at Peace