RE: Russian Slang in Heinlein's Work

From: Harvey Newstrom (
Date: Fri Aug 10 2001 - 12:48:00 MDT

> >> Would you please explain further your belief that Heinlein was actually
> >> pandering to leftists when he utilized Russian slang in that book? I
> >> naively thought that it was because he foresaw a greater role for the
> >> Soviet Union in the future than has so far turned out to be the case.

I always assumed that the Russian slang on the Moon was due to the race
between the Americans and the Russians to reach the moon first. Regardless
of which side one, most people expected the moon to be populated by half
Russians and half Americans.

Harvey Newstrom <> <>

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