7 Tipping Points That Saved the World by Chris Stewart

By Chris Stewart

How strange is it, quite, within the background of all recognized human adventure, to benefit from the benefits of dwelling free?

The resolution might shock you. In The Miracle of Freedom, Chris and Ted Stewart make a robust case that fewer than five percentage of every body who've ever lived in the world have lived less than stipulations that shall we reflect on unfastened. So the place did freedom come from, and the way are we lucky sufficient to adventure it in our day?

A deeper examine the human checklist, write the authors, unearths a sequence of severe occasions, noticeable forks within the street resulting in very diverse results, that led to this impressive interval within which we are living. They determine and talk about seven decisive tipping points:

1. The defeat of the Assyrians of their quest to ruin the dominion of Judah
2. The victory of the Greeks over the Persians at Thermopylae and Salamis
three. Roman Emperor Constantine's conversion to Christianity
four. The defeat of the armies of Islam at Poitiers
five. The failure of the Mongols of their attempt to overcome Europe
6. the invention of the hot World
7. The conflict of england in international struggle II

the adventure to freedom has been millions of years lengthy. Now that it has chanced on its position on the planet, the query for these folks who adventure its merits is just this: can we paintings to maintain the miracle of freedom that we take pleasure in this present day?

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19 And they are not alone; upheavals throughout the Mediterranean, Iberian Peninsula, and Central America show that the fragility of democracy extends far beyond the former Soviet or Warsaw Pact nations. 20 Even some stable and formerly friendly democracies have adopted a seemingly bitter view of the West, festering with anti-Americanism that cracks at the partnerships that have defended democracies for the last sixty years. All this while powerful nations such as China, Russia, and Venezuela, along with aggressively repressive regimes like North Korea and Iran, seek to expand their influence.

Justice. Expectations of behavior. All of these have changed. Because of this, it may be difficult to categorize people and events into unambiguous groups that we would say are good or bad. Complicating our evaluation is the fact that no individual, nation, culture, or institution was always virtuous. Every leader had weaknesses. And all of them were mere men, struggling to accomplish difficult undertakings that would alter the course of history. This being the case, would we expect that there would be no mistakes?

These personal liberties would include freedom of speech, religion, thought, the press, and movement, among others. We believe it is understood that these rights, or liberties, are inherent and unalienable and do not come from a constitution or laws or any government, but from God. 3. All are created equal. A belief in the equality of all at birth, including the belief that a major role of government is to assure that everyone, regardless of status, is treated equally by the law and that everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed or fail.

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