Os Guisnness diagnostiziert in seinem neuen Buch A Free People’s Suicide: Sustainable Freedom and the American Future einen bedenklichen Verlust gesellschaftlicher Freiheit. Mit CT hat er über seine Ansichten gesprochen:
Jewish and Christian freedom has a number of very striking features. It’s derived, not self-created. It’s relational; it has to be done in community. It’s not atomistic and individualistic. And it has a framework of truth—“The truth will set you free.“ And it’s not boundless.
On the other hand, you have the philosophical revolution that comes out of the Renaissance that humans are capable of creating themselves. You tie that with the scientific revolution, which imagines we can through science create ourselves. And then there is the consumer revolution, where everything is possible through the market and you can be whoever you want to be. You can see how these things have created this incredible sense of infinite possibility. You have profoundly anti-Christian views on freedom underlying so many of the discussions.