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By Os Guinness

2013 Logos e-book of the yr in Christianity/Culture

"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 through suicide."
Abraham Lincoln

Nothing is extra bold within the American test than the founders' trust that the yankee republic may well stay loose endlessly. yet how used to be this to be performed, and are american citizens doing it today?

It isn't really sufficient for freedom to be gained. It also needs to be sustained. Cultural observer Os Guinness argues that the yank test in freedom is in danger. Summoning historic facts on how democracies evolve, Guinness indicates that modern perspectives of freedom--most generally, a unfavourable freedom from constraint-- are unsustainable simply because they undermine the stipulations worthy for freedom to thrive. He calls us to re-examine the audacity of sustainable freedom and what it should take to revive it.

"In the end," Guinness writes, "the final hazard to the yankee republic could be americans. the matter isn't wolves on the door yet termites within the floor." the way forward for the republic is dependent upon no matter if american citizens will upward push to the problem of residing as much as America's unfulfilled power for freedom, either for itself and for the world.

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