Starship Troopers

Brian Atkins (
Wed, 24 Sep 1997 12:14:05 -0400

With the movie coming up, I finally sat down yesterday and read it.

I'm curious about what people on the list think about the style
of government espoused in the story; the idea that only people
who have demonstrated the ability/imagination to care for a
group of people instead of just themselves should be allowed to
vote and run for political office?

In the story, it is assumed that being a veteran is the only
way to prove this ability. Are there other ways to learn this
ability, and more importantly other ways to prove you have it?

The future has arrived; it's just not evenly distributed.
                                                       -William Gibson