Robert Zubrin's previous books have compelled readers to think "outside the box," and his most recent title, Merchants of Despair, is likely to prove his most challenging work to date.
In light of a new study of public opinion that correlates scientific knowledge and concerns regarding global warming, it appears that environmental fear-mongering is tapping into fear of the unknown. In other words, the more scientifically knowledgeable a person is, the less likely he is to be troubled by the alarmist rhetoric of the purveyors of ecological gloom and doom.
With Pakistani Christians facing persecution at the hands of their Muslim neighbors, the nation's judicial process is allegedly being hijacked by Islamists to persecute those who do not share their religion.
With the heat of summer looming in the immediate future, radical environmentalists have conjured a new global warming threat with which to alarm the public. According to a new report from the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), tens of thousands of Americans will begin to die from the effects of global warming. The report, "Killer Summer Heat," begins with the measured, calm tones of scientific discourse: “Climate change is literally killing us.” However, despite the panic tones, mankind has proven to be an amazingly adaptive species, and even climate scientists have had to admit there is little evidence of warming — let alone a human cause to any such warming.
Hopes for new private initiatives in manned space flight are reaching new heights following SpaceX’s successful launch of its Dragon capsule into low Earth orbit. The launch of the Dragon on May 22 was the beginning of SpaceX’s first mission to the International Space Station (ISS), fulfilling a job for NASA that the space agency no longer has the capacity to conduct on its own: reach the space station it helped to build.
With several leading candidates closely tied to the Mubarak regime, Egyptians are casting their ballots in the first presidential election since the “Arab Spring.” And with balloting taking place and the election results likely to be released next week, the two frontrunners are men with a background which may fall short of the expectations of many Islamist extremists.
In France, a supposedly-secularized ‘modern’ nation, one's religious beliefs were overwhelming significant in choosing a presidential candidate in the recent elections.
New global concerns have been raised about the plight of Christians — the most brutally persecuted group worldwide — as their persecution escalates.
Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani in imminent danger of execution and his attorney will soon be serving a nine-year prison term.
Islamists haven taken to the streets of Cairo in the aftermath of an elections committee removing several top candidates on the basis of terrorism convictions and other violations of Egyptian election law.