06 June 2010

Riggenbach on Heinlein

A welcome piece at lewrockwell.com this weekend explains that while the well known science fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein while very popular among libertarian readers was not actually a libertarian himself. This is something I have known for a long while, since I read his USSR themed essays from Expanded Universe which are mostly about how he travelled around the Soviet Union doing his best to act like a jerk. Not a libertarian, Heinlein was a vaguely free marketeering Cold War sabre rattler.

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