“Starship Troopers” and War

Last December, I reviewed Robert Heinlein’s Starship Troopers, one of my favorite novels. I had focused on the political dimensions of the novel, but the book is also a useful vehicle for thinking about war – even 55 years after it was first published. Popular Mechanics has an interesting article about the applicability of the novel to modern warfare. I don’t agree with everything it says about Starship Troopers, but the article is a quick and worthwhile read.


About Dom

I study constitutional politics in Southeast Asia and I occasionally work as a consultant for rule of law projects. I enjoy science fiction and fantasy stories, both as an escape and as a way to better understand our world. One day, I hope to write a book about politics in genre literature.
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