Re: Starship Troopers

Michael Butler (
Wed, 24 Sep 1997 18:46:49 -0700 (PDT)

Don't have time to respond in detail, though I'm moved to.

I have a Bad Feeling about this upcoming movie-ization...

However, re the quote:

> The Noblest fate that a man can endure is to place his own
> mortal body between his loved home and the war's desolation.
> The teacher explains that these are not his own words, (That
> makes this a fourth-level of quoting) but that Juan would
> of course recognize them. I don't. Do you?

Well, "between his loved home and the war's desolation" is obvious...
It's in The Star-Spangled Banner, second verse (what, you don't know all
the verses? For shame! :) ):

Oh thus be it ever
that free men shall stand
between their loved home
and the war's des-o-la-tion

The rest of it might be cobbled from some other source.