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.


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October 31, 2017 Zimmerman/Batchelor podcast

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  • wayne

    Mr. Z.;
    Especially enjoyed the brief ‘behind-the-scene’ snippet in the intro for the 2nd clip!

    >There must be a fun story (or two,) on how you and JB do your segments.

    Have you ever had a chance to do anything in-studio with JB? (I realize its cross-country and all.)

    And… when is C-Span Book TV, going to cover your new book!! (Whoops, they only do non-fiction.)
    Any Author-Events at local/regional bookstores, on the horizon!?
    How ’bout a limited-edition print version? (or even better… the Graphic Novel.)

  • Wayne: I was surprised by the intro. It was very clever, and I will thank John and his audio maven Nick for doing it.

    I have done one in-studio appearance with Batchelor, many years ago.

    As for Pioneer, for there to be appearances and book deals and even a graphic novel, I need to sell a lot more books. That gets the right attention.

  • wayne

    Great stuff– highly enjoy any behind-the-scene snippets. ( Makes it more real in a way.)

    “Meet comic book artist & author Paul Rivoche”
    (he did the graphic version of Amity Schlaes “The Forgotten Man.”)

    I actually knew some people who bought the comic book right’s to Robert Anton Wilson’s Illuminati Trilogy in the late ’80’s. They were 3 whacky, pagan, capitalist, new-age dopers, for the most part. (Bing Bang Theory gone bad types.) It was more than they could handle long-term (and the market for Indie Titles had collapsed in general at the time) but they did produce 3 issues. (10K print-runs, they sold maybe 1/3.)

    If I was 30 years younger, I’d jump on Pioneer,
    There’s still good money in small high-quality niche publishing. (I buy a lot of reprint/compilation material from obscure publishers with miniscule print-runs.)

  • John Conyers

    National Geographic Magazine has become nothing more than a global warming scare rag in the last decade. My father finally canceled his subscription 7 years ago. A very sad day, because I grew up learning from that magazine and the wonderful photos. It is now, like many publications, a propaganda piece for the left.

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