By Chris Stewart
How strange is it, rather, within the background of all identified human adventure, to benefit from the advantages of residing free?
The resolution may well shock you. In The Miracle of Freedom, Chris and Ted Stewart make a robust case that fewer than five percentage of every person who've ever lived on this planet have lived below stipulations that shall we examine loose. So the place did freedom come from, and the way are we lucky sufficient to event it in our day?
A deeper examine the human checklist, write the authors, finds a sequence of serious occasions, noticeable forks within the highway resulting in very various results, that led to this amazing 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 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 beat Europe
6. the invention of the hot World
7. The conflict of england in global conflict II
the adventure to freedom has been hundreds of thousands of years lengthy. Now that it has came across its position on the earth, the query for these folks who event its merits is just this: do we paintings to maintain the miracle of freedom that we take pleasure in this day?
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His wife and children lived there. His concubines, slaves, friends, and cousins lived there too. His master, the Great King Sennacherib, lived there in the greatest palace of them all. He thought of the capital with its massive walls, beautiful gardens, and irrigation canals; its snow-white temples, granite palaces, and government buildings; its terraced olive gardens and swan-filled lakes. How he longed to be there. To smell the mountain air and coming rains. To feel the warmth of his woman’s embrace and the coolness of the granite temple floors beneath his feet.
This battle, which the Arab people refer to as ma‘arakat Balâ ash-Shuhadâ or the Battle of the Court of the Martyrs, took place in central France and is considered by many historians as the turning point in the defense of Christianity in Europe. Though the fight to keep Islamic armies from conquering Europe continued intermittently for another nine hundred years, the Battle of Poitiers was unquestionably the high point in the Muslim conquest of Western Europe. Had the Franks not succeeded there, the armies of Islam would have continued their impassioned effort to conquer the world in the name of Muhammad.
And fight they did, never letting up or slowing down. It was an integral part of their battle strategy. Wear the enemy down. Exhaust them. Demoralize them from heart-wrenching fatigue. For three days and two nights, the general didn’t sleep, by which time the battle was winding down, the outcome then assured. Exhausted, he handed command to his primary lieutenant and fell upon the downy bed inside the inner chamber of his massive leather tent. Four days later, the Assyrian army led the Jewish captives along the blood-drenched road that wound down from the city.
7 Tipping Points That Saved the World by Chris Stewart