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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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Good distractions

My posting this week has been somewhat slack, mostly because I am trying to finish up a caving monograph for a survey project that has been on-going for the past five years. I have also been swamped with the very last changes to my policy paper for the Center for New American Security, which now has the title Capitalism in Space: Private Enterprise and Competition reshape the Global Aerospace Launch Industry. (I am hoping that title causes a few liberal heads to explode when the paper is released in the coming days.) I am also off on another cave project this weekend, so I will not be posting again until Sunday night.

Hopefully, things will ease up next week. In the meantime, enjoy your weekends and do not get too depressed over the insanity and madness that appears to be taking over our society.

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2 comments

  • PeterF

    I suspect that most of the liberals whose heads would explode because of the title are uninterested and unlikely to read such work. “Think Triggly puff?”

  • wayne

    PeterF-
    I can’t resist…
    “UMass Trigglypuff ” The Campus Reform Cut
    https://youtu.be/7hdQsEyION4

    You do have a point as far as general audience (Policy Papers) but these think-tanks do keep track of each others work & try to get their own material to every staffer & office on Capital Hill, and affiliated lobbying organizations & Industry folk.
    (In my humble opinion, it would be helpful if the CNAS folks would upload the video of that Conference Mr. Z attended in conjunction with issuing the formal paper. And a nice segment on Louder with Crowder…)

    Looking forward to reading the policy paper.
    CATO & Heritage for example, don’t do a whole lot on “space,” and what they do is largely military related.
    I would hope we’ve reached a point where we actually started discussing important stuff as it relates to free markets & space, at a higher-level “government-wise” than we have been.
    Unless I’m totally under-informed, I think there is a definite niche for what Mr. Z is presenting & a growing demand to hear it.

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