By Chris Stewart, Ted Stewart
How strange is it, quite, within the historical past of all identified human event, to benefit from the benefits of residing free?
The resolution may perhaps shock you. In The Miracle of Freedom, Chris and Ted Stewart make a robust case that fewer than five percentage of each person who've ever lived on this planet have lived below stipulations that lets reflect on unfastened. So the place did freedom come from, and the way are we lucky sufficient to event it in our day?
A deeper examine the human checklist, write the authors, unearths a sequence of serious occasions, noticeable forks within the highway resulting in very diverse results, that ended in this impressive interval during which we are living. They establish and speak about seven decisive tipping points:
1. The defeat of the Assyrians of their quest to break 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 battle II
the adventure to freedom has been hundreds of thousands of years lengthy. Now that it has stumbled on its position on the earth, the query for these people 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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