Conscious Choice cover

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.


Available everywhere for $3.99 (before discount) at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and all ebook vendors, or direct from the ebook publisher, ebookit. And if you buy it from ebookit you don't support the big tech companies and I get a bigger cut much sooner.

January 4, 2017 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast

Embedded below the fold. I began to talk very fast near the end, not because I am a New Yorker but because I feared we would soon be cut off. Listen and find out why.


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  • Alex

    Off-topic: Dear Mr. Zimmerman, do you may make entry about importance of free-speech? Here is the first entry:

    Society is fragile ecosystem: Free Speech, Immigration, Islam – Douglas Murray in Stockholm 2016

  • Alex: As you know, I post regularly on the subject of free speech, focused very precisely on its fragile nature and on the increasing attacks against it in our society.

    I am unsure what you mean by “make entry.” Can you clarify?

  • Jake Cummings

    Mr. Zimmerman, I just wanted to thank you for sharing your brilliance on Coast to Coast AM this morning. I always thoroughly enjoy your conversations, expertise and willingness to question questions. Just thought you should know, you sir are very much appreciated……

  • Jake Cummings: Thank you for the kind words. I very much appreciate them. Though I must tell you, it would be better if you send them to George Noory and the people at C2C so as to encourage them to have me on more often. :)

  • Jake Cummings

    I will be sure to do so. Thank you again.

  • Just listened this morning on c2c, thank you for an enlightening talk. So optimistic and refreshing…. I have marked this page and will return

  • Alex

    Mr. Zimmerman:

    Just simple: Entry=Example (here as a youtube link)

  • Robert, I heard you for the first time on C2C last night and truly appreciated how you boiled-down complex subjects concisely and with clarity. Keep up the good work, your efforts are making a positive difference in our world ?

  • Alex Andrite

    Great subject Sir, and the Earth Mag field update is cool!
    Our poor Sol gets so little attention outside of SPF 50 at the beach.
    I enjoy your website and support you as I am able. Thank you again for your work.

    So, when do I turn my compass back ? It has been a faithful friend for so long.

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