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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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Ray Bradbury has died.

R.I.P. Ray Bradbury has died.

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4 comments

  • Joe

    A true shame.

    I never met him, but he seemed (from interviews) a very nice guy and he was certainly a very talented writer.

  • Jim

    One of my favorites. He wrote a book called “Zen and the Art of Writing,” which was just wonderful. His ability to see something in the world one day and turn it into a science fiction story was amazing.
    If you ever read “The Fog Horn,” that idea came to him while walking on the beach with his wife and hearing the horn from a nearby lighthouse. What an imagination…he will be missed.

  • I remember seeing a picture of him in the white house almost 3/4 years ago and thinking how bad he looked then. I don’t want anyone to suffer but the world is smaller for his loss.

  • Jim

    He once wrote a sarcastic poem about how each of us views ourselves as the center of the universe. Kind of timely…I am sure he is laughing. Maybe we all should not take ourselves so seriously. He did not.

    “So listen world, be warned, know honest dread.
    When I grow sick, that day your blood is dead.
    Behave yourself, I’ll stick and let you live.
    But misbehave, I’ll take what now I give.
    That is the end and all. Your flags are furled…
    If I am shot and dropped? So ends your world.”
    -Ray Bradbury

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