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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In addition, I will be on WCCO-AM in Minnesota to talk space stuff on the next night, March 31st, for forty minutes, beginning at 10:00 pm (Central).


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  • Col Beausabre

    Speaking of John Batchelor, he is back on the air (Featuring His Grumpiness) on CBS or you can listen to his podcast here

    If you are jonesing for your full dose of grumpiness, see the episode entitled “Zimmerman #Unbound, Week of 3/15-3/19. Bob Zimmerman”

  • Gary

    Posted this in the wrong thread!

    Thanks for the heads up. I’ve never listened to the Space Show live, always via Podcast. But I may try to stay up for this one!

  • Lee Stevenson

    I wish you guys would use a more reasonable time system over there!!! However the WCCO-AM broadcast works out at 6am here, it’s a school day, but ( no promises! ) I may roll out of bed here a little early and roll into work a little late…. Its about time we got to be grumpy voice to voice Bob! ;-)

  • Lee: The WCCO appearance will not be taking phonecalls, so if you are hoping to ask me a question directly this isn’t the venue to do it.

  • Lee Stevenson

    @ Bob… Unfortunate! I have been trying to catch you on the space show for …. Over a decade? now…. It’s just that bloody time difference!! Can’t you do a show with Dr Livingston at a more reasonable hour for us in Europe? ( I know… it’s a joke… ) Or a weekend show perhaps? In all seriousness your space show slots are my favourite, and it would be wonderful to compare notes on subjects we agree upon, and indeed not to put a face to, but at least put a voice to our discussion. Regardless, I shall be listening to both.

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