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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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John Williams – Star Wars Suite

An evening pause: Performed by the Danish National Orchestra in 2017. It appears that in 2017 and in 2018 this orchestra did these movie-themed concerts a lot.

Hat tip Mike Nelson.

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2 comments

  • wayne

    here we go….

    Metallica / San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
    “No Leaf Clover” (1999)
    https://youtu.be/Sh5S3OxiE-s
    5:35

  • jburn

    Classical music and science fiction movies — what an amazing and odd pairing! These instruments of the past are frequently the musical foundation for futuristic movies. (I know, Star Wars was “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away” but the premise still applies.)

    It was really delightful to hear this orchestra and see the instruments being used to make the music. I’m sure this theme has been explored thoroughly in the evening pause but it’s worth revisiting. Don’t post your ideas here though, you know the routine….

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