Article in Reason Magazine
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Author:  JackKelly [ Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Article in Reason Magazine

How many of you have read this article by Brian Doherty in the August/September 2007 edition of the libertarian Reason Magazine? It's entitled "Robert Heinlein at 100" and, although it understandably emphasizes Heinlein's libertarian principles, I think it presents a very compelling case for the immense impact of Mr. Heinlein on many aspects of our society. I rather suspect Bill Patterson and Jim Gifford have read it, for reasons obvious in the text, but I encourage others to do so and give their impressions.

Author:  freesharon [ Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:30 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Article in Reason Magazine

Heinlein once told a visitor, "I'm so much a libertarian that I have no use for the whole libertarian movement."

If I had seen this quote I might have left the party years earlier.... When I was the archivist for the national party organization, back in the 1980's, I saw the returns from a survey that indicated that -- I wish I could remember the exact figures -- at least a third of the responding members came to the philosophy via the writings of Heinlein. Me too. Heinlein sold me on the philosophy, the party cured me of politics.
I think the article is very much worth reading and would make for a lively discussion here. Hope you all take a look at it.

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