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By Chris Stewart
How strange is it, relatively, within the historical past of all identified human adventure, to benefit from the advantages of residing free?
The solution could 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 this planet have lived below stipulations that lets reflect on loose. So the place did freedom come from, and the way are we lucky adequate to adventure it in our day?
A deeper examine the human list, write the authors, unearths a sequence of serious occasions, visible forks within the street resulting in very various results, that ended in this impressive interval within which we are living. They establish and speak about seven decisive tipping points:
1. The defeat of the Assyrians of their quest to spoil 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 warfare II
the adventure to freedom has been millions of years lengthy. Now that it has came upon its position on the earth, the query for these people who adventure its advantages is just this: can we paintings to maintain the miracle of freedom that we get pleasure from this present day?
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