The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
The conventional wisdom on this book pigeonholes it as a response to Robert Heinlein’s Starship Troopers. According to this interpretation, Haldeman’s 1974 anti-war tale is a corrective to the fascist militarism of Heinlein’s 1959 novel.
One might call this the “whig approach” to literary criticism – something akin to what Herbert Butterfield once called…
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