By Chris Stewart
How strange is it, fairly, within the background of all recognized 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 powerful case that fewer than five percentage of each person who've ever lived on the planet have lived lower than stipulations that lets think about loose. So the place did freedom come from, and the way are we lucky adequate to event it in our day?
A deeper examine the human list, write the authors, unearths a chain of serious occasions, visible forks within the street resulting in very diversified results, that led to this awesome 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 wreck 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 beat Europe
6. the invention of the recent World
7. The conflict of england in international conflict II
the adventure to freedom has been millions of years lengthy. Now that it has discovered 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 at the present time?
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Sentenced to fourteen years of hard labor. Dead of tuberculosis halfway through his sentence. Buried in the Siberian snow. And there were vaults the size of football fields with green folders just like this one. He took another long breath and closed his eyes. Depressing as it was, he felt a shiver of relief. Things were changing. He could feel it. And he was right. The Age of Freedom was finally near. • • • From the most ancient civilizations to modern times, across every continent and culture, from generations and kingdoms lost in the fog of history to the well-documented atrocities of modern day, stories such as those just related represent how most members of the human family have lived.
14. See Cropper, Jiang, Alberini, Baur, Getting Cars Off the Road. ^15. Economic Opportunity and Prosperity, The 2010 Index of Economic Freedom, Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal, New York City, 2010. ^16. Stark, Victory of Reason, x–xi. ^17. , x–xiii. ^18. See Haerpfer, Bernhagen, Inglehart, and Wetzel, Democratization, 41–54. These authors identify those periods or “waves” where democracy was on the ascent and spreading, and those “reverse waves” where the number of countries enjoying democracy contracted.
The miracle of freedom : seven tipping points that saved the world / Chris Stewart and Ted Stewart. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. Summary: Examine seven important “tipping points” in history that were instrumental in the rise of freedom in the United States and the world. ISBN 978-1-60641-951-9 (hardbound : alk. paper) 1. Miracles. 2. Europe—History—Religious aspects—Christianity. I. Stewart, Ted, author. II. Title. S785 2011 940—dc22 2011005037 Printed in the United States of America Publishers Printing, Salt Lake City, Utah 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Also by Chris Stewart and Ted Stewart Seven Miracles That Saved America: Why They Matter and Why We Should Have Hope Table of Contents Preface Introduction Two Gods at War How the Greeks Saved the West Miracle at the Bridge The Battle That Preserved a Christian Europe The Mongol Horde Turns Back How the New World Saved the Old The Battle of Britain Conclusion Bibliography Preface Many have asked us if this book is designed to be a follow-up to our previous book, Seven Miracles That Saved America.
7 Tipping Points That Saved the World by Chris Stewart