◉ Something Went Wrong

◉ Something Went Wrong
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Below is a copy of the rough draft of an introduction I'm working on for something about the connection 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.


On Tuesday, January 28th, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger lifted off from Cape Canaveral for the tenth and last time. Seven astronauts were 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 until sometime in 2061. None of these things happened because seventy-three seconds after the Challenger took off, something went wrong.

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