What are the measures of the human scale? What is the “burden of bigness,” and the Beanstalk Principle? In his most recent book, “Human Scale Revisited: A New Look at the Classic Case for a Decentralist Future,” Kirkpatrick Sale takes a new look at how the crises that imperil modern America are the inevitable result of bigness grown out of control―and what can be done about it.
Patty Paltekos is joined via phone by Kirkpatrick Sale about his most recent book to discuss this and what can be done. Sale is the author of many books, and has contributed to magazines including The Nation and CounterPunch for many years.