Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Sputnik's 54th Anniversary

A promotional clip for the 2007 documentary, "Sputnik Mania."

Fifty-four years ago today, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the birth of the Space Age.

Sputnik Mania, a 2007 documentary, looked at this seminal moment in human history.

It also reminds us of how the American mainstream tends to lose all sense of reason in a moment of crisis — a lesson we need to learn today.

Click here to read a review I wrote in February 2011 of the book, Sputnik: The Shock of the Century.

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