7 Tipping Points That Saved the World by Chris Stewart

By Chris Stewart

How strange is it, rather, within the historical past of all identified human event, to benefit from the benefits of dwelling 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 everybody who've ever lived in the world have lived less 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 checklist, write the authors, unearths a chain of severe occasions, visible forks within the highway resulting in very diversified results, that ended in this remarkable interval within which we are living. They determine 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 recent World
7. The conflict of england in international warfare 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 advantages is just this: do we paintings to maintain the miracle of freedom that we get pleasure from this present day?

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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. ^19. Nations in Transit 2010, Freedom House, 2010.

In 2009, the number had increased to 89 nations (out of a total of 193). ^6. S. pdf. ^7. See Dahl, How Democratic, 43. ^8. We understand that the United States of America is not a democracy, but a republic. However, we use the term democracy and its application to the United States, as well as other nations with a republican form of government, because of its broader and more generally understood meaning. ^9. The chief characteristic and distinguishing feature of a Democracy is: Rule by Omnipotent Majority.

2 In Bastiat’s view, injustice is the norm, the instinctive way of man. He claims that, in order for justice to prevail, injustice must first be eliminated, a difficult and extraordinarily rare thing to do. Other learned opinions—as well as historical evidence that we will discuss later—seem to agree with this view. For example, projecting what a future historian might say about our day, one distinguished American, Dr. Walter Williams, made the following observation: Mankind’s history is one of systematic, arbitrary abuse and control by the elite.

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