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“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 … Continue reading

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“Starship Troopers” by Robert A. Heinlein

On a superficial level, Starship Troopers is a book about humans fighting alien bugs. As an action/adventure story, it works quite very well. However, Robert A. Heinlein also uses the novel to explore the relationship between citizens and government. The book is a … Continue reading

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