Dmitry Orlov’s book “Reinventing Collapse: The Soviet example and American Prospects” () is such a book. Dmitry Orlov has a. Reinventing Collapse has ratings and 70 reviews. Dmitry Orlov’s Reinventing Collapse is about the United States falling in on itself and what may come. Orlov’s book Reinventing Collapse: The Soviet Example and American Prospects , published in , further details his.

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What I appreciated most about this book is that it offers a genuinely Russian perspective, and with that, some deep insight into the Russian soul. If he’s not wrong, then hopefully it will be slightly less shocking when reinvrnting collapse comes.

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When society collapsed, many people already had a habit of taking care of some of their own food supplies, and the kitchen gardens saved many lives. I prefer Orlov’s “Shrinking the Technosphere”.

Many issues are portrayed as black and white when the reality is far more complicated. Before the revolution ofthe Russian people were well fed by a system of small, low-tech peasant farms. If you do not want to hear home truths explained anecdotally do not read this book. Filter by Audio Video All content. Those without health insurance are a single accident away from losing their savings, their possessions and being saddled with debt they will never be able to repay no matter how hard they work.

But to do so would have lost the charm.

This book contains numerous errors in logic. He writes that Orlov believes the U.

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Rather than focusing on doom and gloom, Reinventing Collapse suggests that there is room for optimism if we focus our efforts on personal and cultural transformation. Make no mistake about it: Overall, it’s kind of fun and is, as it advertises itself, a certain level of mental preparation for uncertain economic circumstances.


And nothing is backed by evidence. He reminds me of my fathers generation that left Europe after the war. Put together about years ago now 2nd edition put out about ? There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

Housing projects were always located conveniently close to the excellent mass transit system. Reinventing Collapse examines the circumstances of the demise of the Soviet superpower and offers clear insights into how we In the waning days of the American empire, we find ourselves mired in political crisis, with our foreign policy coming under sharp criticism and our economy in steep decline.

Most all housing was state-owned, so there were no landlords or mortgage holders to evict people out into the street when they could no longer pay rent.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? It is a fast read but I find myself wanting to return to it, to take more time to consider the parallels Orlov draws between the collapse of the Soviet Union and the collapse that he hypothesizes as coming for the United States.

These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. On later visits he observed how the Russians had adjusted to living in a post-empire society. The guy isn’t an expert in the field or an expert on either culture. Mar 22, Richard Reese rated it it was amazing. In and Orlov wrote a number of articles comparing the collapse-preparedness of the U. His unique perspective, his sharp eye, his offbeat analyses and his sardonic sense of humor makes his book a real gem.

If the Russians were resilient and adept at dealing with shortages and bureaucracy, we soft overstuffed consumers, besotted with junk food and i-pads and bottomless debt might do well to listen. Views Read Edit View history. Thus, on this point as well, the U. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

He attempts to throw light on how America and Americans will adjust when their empire collapses from the shock of expensive oil and the refusal of the rest of the world to fund their living beyond their means.


“Reinventing collapse” by Orlov () – Resilience

In fact we’ve seen collapse before in our lifetime. Buy the selected items together This item: If you are an average American, you may take umbrage at Dmitry Orlov’s certainty regarding the future collapse of the United States. You need not suffer from the collapse of the United States. The fundamental question that Orlov is preoccupied with in his book is: So this is an intriguing pamphlet whose advice I can’t embrace.

Very thought provoking and I will re-read it soon to get more out of it. Dec 26, Odhran rated it liked it Shelves: It’s believable because it did happen over there and, as we all know, Americans would be completely stuck without our cars and the superpower of our currency.

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Reinventing Collapse in the US

What Orlov instead praises are people without strong convictions — people who mind their own business and who do what needs to be done, and refrain from being bothered about how others should live their lives. Part of the fun colapse this reinventlng is seeing the foibles of one’s surroundings from the perspective from the funhouse lens of both a country not predisposed to paint you favorably and yet from analogous circumstances of power.

An engineer working in the fields of high-energy physics, e-commerce, and Internet security, Orlov has written numerous articles arguing the inevitable, but survivable, economic collapse of the US.