Below is a copy of the rough draft of an introduction I'm working on for something about the connection between (relationships) between civilization, the state, and psychoanalysis. The text is a personal story that does not explicitly mention civilization, the state, or psychoanalysis. However, I plan to use the story to introduce all three concepts and their relatedness.
Now that the membership program is going, SUPPORTING Members will get stuff like this on a more regular basis.
On Tuesday the 28th of January 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger lifted off from Cape Canaveral for the tenth and last time. There were seven astronauts on board. The plan was for the crew to put a communications satellite in orbit and then take a good look at Halley's Comet, which was in the area for the first time since 1910, and would not be back again till sometime in 2061. None of these things happened because seventy-three seconds after the Challenger took off, something went wrong.