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From the press release: In this ground-breaking new history of early America, historian Robert Zimmerman not only exposes the lie behind The New York Times 1619 Project that falsely claims slavery is central to the history of the United States, he also provides profound lessons about the nature of human societies, lessons important for Americans today as well as for all future settlers on Mars and elsewhere in space.

 
Conscious Choice: The origins of slavery in America and why it matters today and for our future in outer space, is a riveting page-turning story that documents how slavery slowly became pervasive in the southern British colonies of North America, colonies founded by a people and culture that not only did not allow slavery but in every way were hostile to the practice.  
Conscious Choice does more however. In telling the tragic history of the Virginia colony and the rise of slavery there, Zimmerman lays out the proper path for creating healthy societies in places like the Moon and Mars.

 

“Zimmerman’s ground-breaking history provides every future generation the basic framework for establishing new societies on other worlds. We would be wise to heed what he says.” —Robert Zubrin, founder of founder of the Mars Society.

 

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A replacement commencement speaker for someone forced out by student protests today strongly criticized the students in his speech today.

Standing up for freedom: A replacement commencement speaker for someone forced out by student protests today strongly criticized the students in his speech today.

William G. Bowen, former president of Princeton and a nationally respected higher education leader, called the student protestors’ approach both “immature” and “arrogant” and the subsequent withdrawal of Robert J. Birgeneau, former chancellor of the University of California Berkeley, a “defeat” for the Quaker college and its ideals.

I would hope more speakers did this. Sadly, I don’t get the impression many are.

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One comment

  • Pzatchok

    Unless the guy jumped out and ordered the cops to mace the protesters he had nothing to do with action other than being in charge of the university at the time.
    Just like Obama has nothing to do with how the local DC police handle a traffic stop.

    So the students argument that it had everything to do with the macing is a specious argument.
    they ignored all the things he had done that they agreed with like his support for illegal, undocumented students and minority students.

    The occupy movement didn’t like the guy because of the macing they themselves received at a totally different university he happened to be in charge of.
    In other words they were sending a message. “You can’t ignore us and not expect repercussions.”

    Do you know how to stop the student take over of universities? Stop letting professors participate in any way in student activities.
    Professors can express their first amendment but not in conjunction with the students they teach or the university they work at.
    If the students had no administration support none of this would ever happen.

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