About the author

Matt is the author, co-author, secondary-author, ghost-author, and non-author of articles, speeches, book chapters, and even entire books! The most recent is his blockbuster The Accidental Activist, which Amazon claims is by his wife Anne Green. So it goes. Currently, he is President of One Step for Animals; previously, he was shitcanned from so many nonprofits that we can’t list them all here. Before Matt’s unfortunate encounter with activism, he was an aerospace engineer who wanted to work for NASA (to impress Carl Sagan). His hobbies include photography, almost dying, and {REDACTED}. He lives in Tucson with Anne, along with no dogs, no cats, no guinea pigs, and only the occasional snake or scorpion.

Friday, September 15, 2017

You are alive because of these two unknown Soviets

If you were born after 1963, you are alive because of these two men, acting decades apart. I was 49 before I knew both stories. You will want to read these stories. Amazing.

Vasili Alexandrovich Arkhipov: You (and Almost Everyone You Know) Owe Your Life to This Man.

Stanislav Petrov: The Man Who Saved the World by Doing ... Nothing

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