Social responsibility above the level of family, or at most of tribe, requires imagination – devotion, loyalty, all the higher virtues – which a man must develop himself; if he has them forced down him, he will vomit them out.

An interesting quote from "Starship Troopers", Robert A. Heinlein 1959.  The movie that came out in 1997 seems to have very little in common with the book; an excellent discussion of the true meaning of citizenship and the scarcity of honor and self-sacrifice among the human race.

Click the "READ MORE" link for more information and links about this book.

An exellent website that discusses the book and the 1997 movie (of the same name but with very little else similar)

Here’s a very interesting paper discussing the The Nature of "Federal Service" in Rober A. Heinlein’s "Starship Troopers":  Gifford, James. 1996.

Gifford’s Heinlein Home Page

The Internet Book List Heinlein Page with a list of all of his works

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