Sunday, November 25, 2012

Os Guiness on Freedom.

 This is a very worthy lecture. Freedom. He begins it with something that breaks my heart. He reminds us of a quote by Saint Augustine, who said that we do not know about a country by its schools, or its museums, but by "loved things, held in common." What do we, as a nation, which ever Nation we live in, love in common? He continues, if it is a noble thing that we love in common, we are a healthy nation. If what we "love" is ignoble, then we are an unhealthy people. If what we love is Noble, but is in poor repair, merely enshrined in ceremonies and monuments and patriotic songs and not alive, not lived out by the citizens, not beating in the breast of every boy and girl, then we are an unhealthy nation indeed.

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