July 27th, 2007

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Robert A Heinlein was a Libertarian

I'm celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Heinlein's birth, this month. His science fiction writings were formative for me. I read at least 10 of his books when I was in high school. The most memorable one of the lot was Stranger in a Strange Land, which was published in 1961. Recently the teenage son of a girlfriend of mine read the unabridged version of SISL. I could see by the light in his eyes that he grokked the truth of it.

But I didn't know until today that Heinlein was a Libertarian. I suppose I could have figured it out from the anarchist flavor of some of his writings.
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