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Old February 27th, 2011, 03:36 PM   #41

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Well, he had the courage of his convictions which is always an admirable quality. I think he once said, rather dryly, that the only time anyone ever wrote to him about Starship Troopers was to give him a hard time over it.
I've heard that it is or was on the required reading list for some elements of the US armed forces but I cannot say if this is truly the case.
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yup well the same could be send of the Gipper.
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I've heard that it is or was on the required reading list for some elements of the US armed forces but I cannot say if this is truly the case.
It is on the reading list in the USMC for E-1 through E-3.
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It remains in the library of the CGSC as approved and suggested reading.
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Old February 27th, 2011, 03:55 PM   #45

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Ah, cheers for clearing that up, guys.
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The thing about the non-citizens in the book is that they aren't down trodden or enslaved. They have the same opportunities in life as the citizens. They simply can't take part in the running of the Government without first making a scarifice to the greater good.

In the book it certainly sems that way, however in the movie during the famous Shower scene when they are all talking about why they inlisted one of the female characters says that she wants babies, and it's so much easier to get a licence if you serve.

I know its not in the book so its not cannon but it does make you think that maybe the world isn't so perfect for non-citizens.
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Perhaps they should license people to have children, assess those that have no acuity for parenthood.

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Perhaps they should license people to have children, assess those that have no acuity for parenthood.
That's a completely different Heinlein novel.
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I was commenting on LmM's thought on the scene from the film. Which Heinlein novel proposed it though?
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I was commenting on LmM's thought on the scene from the film. Which Heinlein novel proposed it though?
It's been a few decades since I read the novel so the name escapes me.
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