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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.  
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“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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China’s president calls for the increased military use of that country’s space assets.

China’s president calls for the increased military use of that country’s space assets.

The article itself is not very informative, other than noting these comments. In fact, it has some errors that suggest the writer knows very little about China’s space effort, both civilian or military.

Nonetheless, China’s president did make this statement, which tells us that it is definitely Chinese policy. Not good.

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4 comments

  • wodun

    And yet some of our fellow space cadets are dismissive of China and what they can accomplish.

  • ken anthony

    But Wodun, Obama promises us there are no threats out there? He’s more afraid of using the nuclear football to hit one of our cities.

  • Pzatchok

    China is just as aggressive as the old Soviet Union was back in its heyday.

    The only difference is China does it all with a smiling face and genteel platitudes. And they have the patience to take all the time they need to fulfill their eventual plans.

    Honest they have no plans what so ever on taking over the whole of Asia.
    Honest they have no plans to gain space supremacy.

  • ken anthony

    Which is why private individuals unhampered by government waffling should take the lead in space.

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