Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is my very first Robert A. Heinlein book. I've heard of his books for so many years, and yet have been repelled from reading. I think the reason is that I was tucking these type of books away when I'm so sick of what is being released. Well I'm at that precise moment where I'm angry with the world, just wanting peace and calm and serenity. I don't understand why it isn't a more sought out virtue. I don't understand how people can want the death of so many people due to a religion Any religion.
So this has been taken out of the book box; maybe just maybe this can give me a better perspective.
Up to chapter 4 and I've already had a few good chuckles at this one. Through out the rest of the book I had quiet moments of reflection, loud moments of banging pots and pans around while washing them, and mulling over the latest political debacle, and now I am just truely grateful that Heinlein gave us the perspective and scope of this book.
I have quite a few quotes, from this book, that I liked.
~“There are no dangerous weapons; there are only dangerous men.”
This next quote should be self-explanatory. Any Goodreads users that live in the United States, at the moment, should read and reflect on this book with the oncoming elections of 2016.
~“Both for practical reasons and for mathematically verifiable moral reasons, authority and responsibility must be equal - else a balancing takes place as surely as current flows between points of unequal potential. To permit irresponsible authority is to sow disaster; to hold a man responsible for anything he does not control is to behave with blind idiocy. The unlimited democracies were unstable because their citizens were not responsible for the fashion in which they exerted their sovereign authority... other than through the tragic logic of history... No attempt was made to determine whether a voter was socially responsible to the extent of his literally unlimited authority. If he voted the impossible, the disastrous possible happened instead - and responsibility was then forced on him willy-nilly and destroyed both him and his foundation-less temple.”
I'll add more when I edit again. The next Heinlien book I'm planning to read is: Have Space Suit-Will Travel. Until then...
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