05
November 2018
Past Event
The Crisis of Freedom in America: A Conversation with Os Guinness

The Crisis of Freedom in America: A Conversation with Os Guinness

Past Event
Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C. Headquarters
November 05, 2018
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The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker Hill, John Trumbull I, 1786 (SuperStock)
05
November 2018
Past Event

1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 400
Washington, DC 20004

Speakers:
Os Guinness

Author and Editor

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Walter Russell Mead

Ravenel B. Curry III Distinguished Fellow in Strategy and Statesmanship

On November 5, Hudson Institute hosted author Os Guinness for a discussion about the state of freedom in the United States and his new book, Last Call for Liberty: How America's Genius for Freedom Has Become Its Greatest Threat. The conversation will be moderated by Hudson Distinguished Fellow Walter Russell Mead.

Since the 2016 campaign began, the level of rancor in U.S. politics has reached a crescendo, with many observers commenting that the country has not been so divided in generations. But the crisis is older than 2016. In his new book, Os Guinness argues that the conflict is rooted in two rival views of freedom, one embodied in “1776” and the ideals of the American Revolution, and the other in “1789” and the ideals of the French Revolution. Grounded in an exploration of history, civics, and ethics in the Jewish and Christian tradition, Guinness considers the ultimate prospects for human freedom today.

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