Saturday, June 11, 2011

Chris Stewart - #2980 - The Blaze Interviews the Author of 'The Miracle of Freedom: The Seven Tipping Points that Saved the World - The Blaze

In “The Miracle of Freedom: Seven Tipping Points That Saved the World” - The Blaze -  Chris and Ted Stewart ask a question: How unusual is freedom in the history of the world? The answer may surprise some you. The Stewarts estimate that fewer 5 percent of all people who have ever lived under conditions we, in the Western World, would consider free. The book explores a series of critical events, “obvious forks in the road leading to very different outcomes that resulted in this extraordinary period we live in.” Chris Stewart was as nice enough to talk to me about his new book: The Blaze: When you write a book that spans a huge swath of history, how do you even being selecting tipping points worthy of mention? Chris Stewart: There were probably dozens of other historical events we could have picked and some of them were probably as important as the ones we did select. You just have to limit the scope and create an arch that pulls it all together. We wanted to say, look around and see this miracle of freedom – really, a golden age of freedom. There are so many people out there enjoying this blessing for the first time. We wanted to show readers how they were impacted by events from thousands of years ago and pace ourselves and create connections as we marched forward from ancient times to the Battle of Britain and then modern times.  Read more.......

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