The post title is the title of my (long) essay on space policy, that’s finally appeared on line in this quarter’s issue of The New Atlantis. It’s a survey of the myths of the old space age, and will probably form the basis for a book on which I’m working, between hurricanes, still moving into the new house, and trying to make a living.
And no, before anyone asks, I don’t in fact know why it’s right justified, and ragged left. Go ask the folks at The New Atlantis.
[Update a few minutes later]
The ragged left problem seems to be the use of non-standard HTML. It looks OK in Explorer–it’s only weird in Mozilla.
[Update on Thursday morning]
The justification problem has been fixed by the good folks at The New Atlantis (a publication that I highly endorse, and recommend that folks get a dead-tree subscription to, so you can get it early and often).