A Free People's Suicide: Sustainable Freedom and the American Future

A Free People's Suicide: Sustainable Freedom and the American Future

by Os Guinness

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ISBN-13: 9780830834655
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 07/10/2012
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 320,516
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Os Guinness (DPhil, Oxford) is the author or editor of more than thirty books, including Fool's Talk, Renaissance, The Global Public Square, A Free People's Suicide, Unspeakable, The Call, Time for Truth and The Case for Civility. A frequent speaker and prominent social critic, he has addressed audiences worldwide from the British House of Commons to the U.S. Congress to the St. Petersburg Parliament. He founded the Trinity Forum and served as senior fellow there for fifteen years.

Born in China to missionary parents, he is the great-great-great-grandson of Arthur Guinness, the Dublin brewer. After witnessing the climax of the Chinese revolution in 1949, he was expelled with many other foreigners in 1951 and returned to England where he was educated and served as a freelance reporter with the BBC. Since coming to the U.S. in 1984, he has been a guest scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Studies and a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution. He was the lead drafter of the Williamsburg Charter, celebrating the First Amendment, and has also been senior fellow at the EastWest Institute in New York, where he drafted the Charter for Religious Freedom. He also co-authored the public school curriculum Living With Our Deepest Differences.

Guinness has had a lifelong passion to make sense of our extraordinary modern world and to stand between the worlds of scholarship and ordinary life, helping each to understand the other - particularly when advanced modern life touches on the profound issues of faith. He lives with his wife, Jenny, in McLean, Virginia, near Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

1. What Kind of People Do You Think You Are?
2. Always Free, Free Always
3. Using History to Defy History
4. The Golden Triangle of Freedom
5. The Completest Revolution of All
6. An Empire Worthy of Free People
7. The Eagle and the Sun
Grateful Acknowledgments
Notes
Name Index
Subject Index

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