By Os Guinness
"If destruction be our lot, we needs to ourselves be its writer and finisher. As a country of freemen, we needs to pass though all time, or die by way of suicide."
Nothing is extra bold within the American scan than the founders' trust that the yank republic might stay loose eternally. yet how was once this to be performed, and are americans doing it today?
It isn't sufficient for freedom to be received. It also needs to be sustained. Cultural observer Os Guinness argues that the yankee test in freedom is in danger. Summoning historic proof on how democracies evolve, Guinness exhibits that modern perspectives of freedom--most as a rule, a damaging freedom from constraint-- are unsustainable simply because they undermine the stipulations worthy for freedom to thrive. He calls us to reassess the audacity of sustainable freedom and what it can take to revive it.
"In the end," Guinness writes, "the final chance to the yankee republic should be americans. the matter isn't wolves on the door yet termites within the floor." the way forward for the republic is determined by even if american citizens will upward push to the problem of dwelling as much as America's unfulfilled strength for freedom, either for itself and for the world.
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A Free People's Suicide: Sustainable Freedom and the American Future by Os Guinness