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July 21, 2011

An armed society is a polite society, he said

Eric S. Raymond takes David Brin to task on the subject of Robert Heinlein, John W. Campbell and guns (via Quotulatiousness).

Heinlein ... invented much of the zeitgeist of the 1960s counterculture through his novel Stranger In A Strange Land; it has been aptly noted that he was the only human being ever to become a culture hero both to the hippies of Woodstock and the U.S. Marine Corps. I am told that to this day most Marine noncoms carry a well-thumbed copy of Starship Troopers in their rucksacks.)

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 21, 2011 08:27 AM