Kirkpatrick Sale

Kirkpatrick Sale
Kirkpatrick Sale is the author of 17 books, including the recently reissued Human Scale (1980/2017) and SDS (1973/2023). This is excerpted from his newly published Ruminations (2023), available for purchase at

Recent Essays

The Answer is Division

There's no place that division would not make things better. I don't say utopian, just better.

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,...

Let’s Get Rid of the Economy of Growth

Cold Spring, NY--It's getting worse and worse, and the wizards don't have a clue. They don't even know the economy is broken-and can't be...

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...

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...