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1776 v. 1789: A tale of two revolutions and their relevance to America’s current crisis

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Many people say that America is as deeply divided as at any time since just before the civil war. But why? Is it the President? Is it is the social media? Is it the ‘coastals’ clashing with the ‘heartlanders’ or the ‘populists’ fighting the ‘globalists’? Guinness will argue that the real division is far deeper, and a crisis that goes to the heart of American freedom and to the heart of the relevance of the Jewish and Christian faiths.

Since his talk, Mr. Guinness published a book based upon this talk. Click here to download a free copy.


Os Guinness is an author and social critic. Great-great-great grandson of Arthur Guinness, the Dublin brewer, he was born in China in World War Two where his parents were medical missionaries. A witness to the climax of the Chinese revolution in 1949, he was expelled with many other foreigners in 1951 and returned to Europe where he was educated in England. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of London and his D.Phil in the social sciences from Oriel College, Oxford.

Os has written or edited more than thirty books, including The Call, Time for Truth, Unspeakable, A Free People’s Suicide, The Global Public Square, and Last Call for Liberty: How America’s Genius for Freedom Has Become Its Greatest Threat. His latest book, Carpe Diem Redeemed: Seizing the Day, Discerning the Times, was published in September 2019.