For those of us who care about the affairs of state, giving credit where it’s due is just as important as calling out mistakes and missteps.
Alan DowdDecember 18, 2020
Apologists of outer space exploration tout their collective efforts as the supreme manifestation of human rationality: peaceful, non-partisan, inoffensive, and humanistic. But the historical reality is that its institutional origins are largely irrational.
Mark R. RoyceAugust 25, 2020
In the midst of the Vietnam War and the struggle for civil rights and a decade scarred by assassinations, Apollo 11 reminded the world—and the American people—that America, while imperfect, is a great and good nation that can do great and good things.
Alan DowdJuly 15, 2019
Russia and China are posturing their militaries to defend their interests—and exploit their capabilities—in space. The US should do no less.
Alan DowdJune 25, 2018