[LMB] Heinlein

Raymond Collins rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
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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