Kirkpatrick Sale

Kirkpatrick Sale is the author of twelve books, including Human Scale (New Society Press) and Dwellers in the Land: The Bioregional Vision (Georgia UP), and director of the Middlebury Institute.

Buddhist Economics: The Eight-Fold Path

Cold Spring, N.Y. In order to get people thinking rightly about economists, Fritz Schumacher used to tell the story of an architect, a priest, and an economist talking about which one had the oldest profession. The architect argued that his...

The Importance of Growing Up Village

Cold Spring, NY. Leopold Kohr, the author of the great classic, The Breakdown of  Nations, once said that his approach to the world–in favor of smaller nations, smaller institutions, smaller associations–was due to his having be...

Taking Secession Seriously–At Last

Mt. Pleasant, SC–As little as I wished to make my first post for FPR an overtly political essay on contemporary affairs–I had meant to rumination growing up in a small village attendant upon farmlands in upstate New York–I...