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Jim Henley Denounces Goldwaterism-Heinleinism

Small government at home and militarism abroad: that trick never works!

Cold Fusion § Unqualified Offerings: Brian Doherty celebrates the Heinlein Centennial, talks about the books and Heinlein-Goldwater Fusionism:

Goldwater’s appeal had two things in common with Heinlein’s: an individualist sense that Americans were being overmanaged and overpampered by an out-of-control federal government, and a belief that those rotten commies needed to get it, good and hard.

The problem with the H-G fusion of militarism and limited government is that the former always ends up eating the latter. Which is why I kept trying to warn Andrew Sullivan (and others) about “split-screen Republicanism” years before he was ready to listen...