Reinventing Collapse by Dmitry Orlov is a very interesting read. Dmitry Orlov is a U.S. citizen who emigrated from Russia when he was 12 years old. In adulthood he regularly traveled back to Russia on business during and after their collapse. He offers unique insight to such collapses and how they affect all involved. From a prepper stand point his observations are interesting and presented with some quirky humor. He also compares all of our problems here in the U.S. to those that led up to the Soviet collapse and sees the U.S. as having many more unique vulnerabilities to such a collapse. Dmitry is a believer in Peak Oil Theory, something I honestly I can’t weight in on. I know there are many experts writing on both sides of that issue. If Peak Oil Theory holds true the U.S. is certainly on a crash course for real and deep trouble.
As an immigrant Dmitry offers some pretty unique and somewhat unbiased observations about how the U.S. operates, however I think he also has a glaring blind spot of what we were truly founded on. Due to this blind spot he sometimes falls into the trap of leftist thinking so prevalent now. Kind of the “Capitalism has failed” mind set. He fails to realize that we were founded on individual liberty and rule of law equally applied to all and how under this structure real capitalism thrived better than anything other system ever offered or tried. If anything our failure is from our willingness to quit following this recipe and let it deteriorate by adopting unconstitutional large government and government intrusion. If you can look past this flaw in his analysis he does offer a lot of other interesting observations. So scroll down the Barnes and Noble or Amazon link and Hit The Books, They Don’t Hit Back!