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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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The 707 turns 60

The sixtieth anniversary of Boeing’s 707 passenger jet and how it changed aviation history.

The pictures are cool, but read it for the history. Sixty years ago the ability of ordinary citizens to span the globe quickly and easily suddenly became possible, and that ability has changed the world.

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4 comments

  • joe

    This is what happens when you say to hell with it, we can do this and to hell with the bean counters, this was a can do moment! great find Robert!

  • mpthompson

    Very nice story. I love reading about such history.

  • Thanks for the link; it’s a great story. Flew on the 707 Frankfurt – Boston in 1975. I’m still looking to check off the 747 (!?), 777, and 787 on my ‘bucket’ list of Boeing airliners.

    Fun anecdote: Had the opportunity to fly on Hawaiian Airlines first flight of their first 717 in 2000. It still had the new plane smell.

  • Pzatchok

    To me the speed and range of transport and communications is the limiting size to a single societies size.

    The radio and jet aircraft have made the idea of a one world society or even government possible.
    Language is the next barrier. Break that barrier and all culture will start to meld into one at a far more rapid pace and more completely.

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