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Thu Oct 7 00:15:04 BST 2021
According to a bio I read, Isaac Asimov considered Heinlein to be
extremely liberal. It think this was just before world war II.
On Mon, Oct 4, 2021, 4:00 PM Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com> wrote:
> The trouble with Heinlein is that he has a radically different set of norms
> than the society in which he lived, which makes freethinkers think he was a
> freethinker himself. He wasn't. He was rigidly dogmatic and intolerant of
> anything that contradicted his preferences.
> A foretaste of today, in many ways. Curiously, his ideas are today
> generally either so totally accepted that they're taken for granted, or
> totally rejected. The then-shocking *Stranger in a Strange Land* is fairly
> old-fashioned by modern standards, except for the bits no one would take
> seriously today.
> Matt G.
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