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Chris Stewart: 7 Tipping Points that Saved the World on Buy Back America Radio

Monday, 20 June 2011
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Show now archived, and can be listened to here. Chris Stewart's interview begins in the second hour of the show. I devoured this book. I was inspired and uplifted by it and believe it to be a critical addition to every home library, not to mention Freedom Library.

Host: Tim Aalders
Co-Host: Candace Salima
Guest: Chris Stewart

On June 20th, Tim Aalders and I will be interviewing author Chris Stewart on Buy Back America Radio. I, for one, am very excited. I'm a big fan of his writing, and have all of his books, I think. However, his latest book blows them all out of the park. 7 Tipping Points that Saved the World. Wow, what a book! Put it on your calendar and be sure to tune in!
"Imagine a world with the means of mass destruction--nuclear warheads, biological weapons, chemical and conventional attacks--held only in the hands of despotic men and governments. 
"Imagine a world, for example, with another Adolf Hitler or Joseph Stalin in command of much of Europe and all of Asia. Imagine such a man holding all this power, along with all of the other potentially destructive technological developments of the past forty years, without the counterbalance of free governments like those in Western Europe and the United States that have proven willing to stand up to tyranny and oppression. 
"Imagine tyrannical governments with the modern-day capability to monitor, track, harass, suppress, and persecute their own people, their neighbors, their enemies, all without a group of nations willing to stand as light of freedom against oppressive leaders. Consider what our world might be like--what our world would be like--without the overwhelmingly positive influence of modern democracies.

"Then ask yourself this question: Have democratic governments saved this world? 
"A world without free nations that were willing to sacrifice their blood and treasure to support the idea that men should be free would be a very different world from the one we live in today." (Chris Stewart & Ted Stewart, 7 Tipping Points that Saved the World, p. vii)
CHRIS STEWART is a bestselling author who has published more than a dozen books, has been selected by the Book of the Month Club, and has released titles in multiple languages in seven countries. He has also been a guest editorialist for the Detroit News, among other publications, commenting on matters of military readiness and national security concerns. He is a world-record-setting Air Force Pilot (fastest nonstop flight around the world) and president and CEO of The Shipley Group, a nationally recognized consulting and training company.

TED STEWART was appointed a United States District Court Judge in 1999 by President Bill Clinton. Prior to that, he served as chief of staff to Governor Michael O. Leavitt, as executive director of the State Department of Natural Resources, as a member and chair of the Public Service Commission, and as chief of staff to Congressman Jim Hansen. He has been a visiting professor at two state universities, teaching coures in law and public policy.

CHRIS AND TED STEWART are also the authors of the bestselling book Seven Miracles That Saved America: Why They Matter and Why We Should Have Hope, winner of the national Award for Public Communications from the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge.

Be sure and tune in. It promises to be a fascinating interview!

A bestseller on Amazon, click here to purchase 7 Tipping Points that Saved the World by Chris Stewart and Ted Stewart.

How unusual is it, really, in the history of all known human experience, to enjoy the blessings of living free? The answer may surprise you. In The Miracle of Freedom, Chris and Ted Stewart make a strong case that fewer than 5 percent of all people who have ever lived on the earth have lived under conditions that we could consider free. 

So where did freedom come from, and how are we fortunate enough to experience it in our day? A deeper look at the human record, write the authors, reveals a series of critical events, obvious forks in the road leading to very different outcomes, that resulted in this extraordinary period in which we live. They identify and discuss seven decisive tipping points:

1. The defeat of the Assyrians in their quest to destroy the kingdom of Judah
2. The victory of the Greeks over the Persians at Thermopylae and Salamis
3. Roman Emperor Constantine's conversion to Christianity
4. The defeat of the armies of Islam at Poitiers
5. The failure of the Mongols in their effort to conquer Europe
6. The discovery of the New World
7. The Battle of Britain in World War II

The journey to freedom has been thousands of years long. Now that it has found its place in the world, the question for those of us who experience its benefits is simply this: Will we work to preserve the miracle of freedom that we enjoy today?

Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Shadow Mountain (June 3, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 160641951X
ISBN-13: 978-1606419519
Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 1.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #11 in Books on 14 June 2011.

If you have questions for Chris, please feel free to post them in the comments and we will ask them! Please share the word of this fabulous upcoming interview.

Interview completed and now archived. You may listen here.

Copyright 2011. All rights reserved by Candace E. Salima.
Chris Stewart: 7 Tipping Points that Saved the World on Buy Back America Radio Chris Stewart: 7 Tipping Points that Saved the World on Buy Back America Radio Reviewed by Candace Salima on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 Rating: 5