The Trinity Forum hosts author of “A Free People’s Suicide”
“Freedom’s greatest enemy is freedom – it always generates an abuse of power. One person’s unrestrained freedom will be a weaker person’s unrestrained oppression.”
- “A Free People’s Suicide”
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Trinity Forum hosts an Evening Conversation today with author and sociologist Dr. Os Guinness on his book, “A Free People’s Suicide: Sustainable Freedom and the American Future.”
In “Suicide,” Guinness argues that in every great civilization, there comes the moment when citizens became their own worst enemies, thinking and living at odds with what it takes for the nation to thrive. He provides compelling evidence that America is perilously close to reaching this point today. And he calls on Americans to reconsider the audacity of freedom and what it would take to restore it.
“In the midst of this election season, when the debate about the future and direction of our country can generate more heat than light, Os’s careful tracing of the evolution of the American ideal of freedom, and his incisive argument for what is needed to sustain it, is a vital corrective for the excesses of some political rhetoric–as well as a bracing call for renewal,” said Cherie Harder, President of The Trinity Forum.
Among Guinness’ observations:
- The growing threat to personal and national freedom caused by the debt;
- The rise in political acrimony as liberals demand more freedom from imposition of others and conservatives demand more freedom from government encroachment.
New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas wrote, “Let this book be the new litmus test. If you are serious about America, be familiar with its themes and expect to…be tested on them. Rest assured that you will be, because America is now herself being tested on them. Alas, we will not be graded on a curve.”
The Trinity Forum is a nonprofit organization that engages leaders with the great ideas of civilization in the context of faith for personal and societal renewal. It provides “classical executive education” via programs and publications designed to facilitate conversation and reflection around some of society’s most intriguing questions and themes.
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