(Stranger in a Strange Land) [PDF DOWNLOAD] á Robert A. Heinlein


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  • Stranger in a Strange Land
  • Robert A. Heinlein
  • English
  • 03 June 2020
  • 9780441788385

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    (Stranger in a Strange Land) [PDF DOWNLOAD] á Robert A. Heinlein Robert A. Heinlein Ò 0 free read review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ò Robert A. Heinlein Apparently a classic of the sci fi cannon I'd never heard of this book until it came up on a book club here It took me a long time to read only because of lack of time and a rather annoying trait the author has that I'll go into laterThis is one of those books that tells us about the period it was written in than anything else so it's important to note that it was first published in 1961 and later again in 1968

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    (Stranger in a Strange Land) [PDF DOWNLOAD] á Robert A. Heinlein Robert A. Heinlein Ò 0 free read review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ò Robert A. Heinlein One must read Heinlein's signature work to understand what all the fuss is about from both sides For the RAH fans and Sci Fi crowd this is an excellent book a masterpiece of the genre For the opponents and I understand there are many he systematically makes a lot of folks mad from conservatives and theologians to feminists and even pro govern

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    review Stranger in a Strange Land Robert A. Heinlein Ò 0 free read (Stranger in a Strange Land) [PDF DOWNLOAD] á Robert A. Heinlein This is a book that it seems like I should like It deals with issues of religion including a strong critiue of religion as we know it presents socially progressive ideas about sex and relationships and relies upon a fundamentally humanist individualist philosophy In the end however I can't get past a few things to really like this book 1 The word grok I understand the meaning and significance of the word within the boo

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    (Stranger in a Strange Land) [PDF DOWNLOAD] á Robert A. Heinlein Well I don't uite know what the hell that was I'd gotten it into my head at some point that you weren't anything until you got reading this o

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    review Stranger in a Strange Land (Stranger in a Strange Land) [PDF DOWNLOAD] á Robert A. Heinlein Note Original pub date is 1961Fuck you Heinlein That's like 3 or 4 hours of my life I'm NEVER GETTING BACK This isn't a book it's a pompous rec

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    review Stranger in a Strange Land (Stranger in a Strange Land) [PDF DOWNLOAD] á Robert A. Heinlein Robert A. Heinlein Ò 0 free read I will state without apology that I have enjoyed every Robert Heinlein book I have ever readDo I always agree with his philosophy or his observations on life NoBut he tells me a story and while he is telling it I don't put

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    review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ò Robert A. Heinlein Robert A. Heinlein Ò 0 free read (Stranger in a Strange Land) [PDF DOWNLOAD] á Robert A. Heinlein Nine times out of ten if a girl gets raped it’s at least partly her own fault The most uoted sentence from this bookHe's right it is A woman should shroud herself in black even wear a veil over her eyes and for extra protection she should wear a big size of Doc Martin boots so it could be a man under the shroud Michael J

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    review Stranger in a Strange Land Robert A. Heinlein Ò 0 free read review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ò Robert A. Heinlein “Democracy’s worst fault is that its leaders are likely to reflect the faults and virtues of their constituents—a depressingly low level”Now why does that resonate so hard? Great line even though it is not representative of Stranger in a Strange Land’s major theme Stranger in a Strange Land is Heinlein’s best

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    (Stranger in a Strange Land) [PDF DOWNLOAD] á Robert A. Heinlein Nowadays most people seem to either love or hate Heinlein Many read his children's books like Podkayne from Mars Red Planet and The Rolling Stones enjoyed the adventure and moved on to his adult stuff just to get The polit

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Stranger in a Strange Land

Stranger in a Strange Land characters Ä 0 An nature that are so alien to him while teaching them his own fundamental beliefs in grokking watersharing and lov. Nine times out of ten if a girl gets raped it s at least partly her own fault The most uoted sentence from this bookHe s right it is A woman should shroud herself in black even wear a veil over her eyes and for extra protection she should wear a big size of Doc Martin boots so it could be a man under the shroud Michael Jackson used to do that and always be accompanied when she goes out Which should be rarely Very rarely When she is in the house most of the time she should have the view through windows obscured and a chain on the door No man who is not related to her should enter Not workmen not the police not her son s friends from school No one Then she won t be raped If she doesn t do all of the above and she she is raped it is obviously her fault If she does do all of the above and she is raped then she should examine her conscience and see if there was something else she could have done to protect herself and didn t This sounds like Saudi Arabia right Or Afghanistan or any of those countries This is because I was reading how there are very few rapes in these countries It wouldn t have anything to do with the harsher penalties that the courts often apply to the victim rather than the rapist would it view spoiler Rape in Saudi Arabia worth reading this in it s short entirety hide spoiler

review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ò Robert A. Heinlein

Stranger in a Strange Land characters Ä 0 NAME Valentine Michael SmithANCESTRY HumanORIGIN MarsValentine Michael Smith is a human being raised on Mars newly. This is a book that it seems like I should like It deals with issues of religion including a strong critiue of religion as we know it presents socially progressive ideas about sex and relationships and relies upon a fundamentally humanist individualist philosophy In the end however I can t get past a few things to really like this book 1 The word grok I understand the meaning and significance of the word within the book and I understand why Heinlein chose to create a new word to carry this meaning but grok It s an ugly word and it gets used about 150 times too many in the book2 The use of mystic religious concepts and practices Heinlein critiues traditional human religions but he is unable or unwilling finally to leave behind the trappings of religion relying upon them to bolster his argument This bothers me because it feels like manipulation like a man trying to have it both ways by using the religiosity and losing the religion Michael admits that his philosophy his truth couldn t be taught in schools and says I was forced to smuggle it in as a religion which it is not and con the marks into tasting it by appealing to their curiosity 419 He admits that he is manipulating his audience just as Heinlein manipulates his as well as admitting that the people he is trying to save are no than marks dupes to be conned This is entirely too cynical for my taste and does not accord with the whole Thou art God and I am God and all that groks is God philosophy3 The sexism of the text which is inseparable from its heteronormativity and even homophobia Despite Heinlein s progressive especially for the time ideas about sexuality and desire he reinforces the gender dichotomy repeatedly putting women and homosexuals in their place as he does so Sometimes this is obviously negative and hard to miss especially for a modern reader Nine times out of ten if a girl gets raped it s partly her fault 304 At other times this is done with apparently positive statements Male femaleness is the greatest gift we have romantic physical love may be uniue to this planet 419 A statement like this one is troubling not because of its emphasis on romantic physical love but because of its insistence on the male female gender dichotomy as a necessary component of that love A substantial example arises when Jill discovers that she likes to be looked at it that it makes her feel desirable She says Okay if a healthy woman liked to be looked at then it follows as the night the day that healthy men should like to look else there was just no darn sense to it At which point she finally understood intellectually Duke and his pictures 302 3 The realization that she likes to be looked at is fine as far as it goes although the immediate leap from there to pornography is definitely a problem pornography of course having huge and unavoidable issues of power wrapped up in it that this analysis neatly sidesteps Following Jill s realization of her own desire to be looked at Mike comes to see that Naughty pictures are a great goodness and they go together to strip clubs to enjoy the live version However Jill found that she grokked naughty pictures only through a man s eyes If Mike watched she shared his mood from sensuous pleasure to full rut but if Mike s attention wandered the model dancer or peeler was just another woman She decided that this was fortunate to have discovered in herself Lesbian tendencies would have been too much 307 Here Heinlein brings together his progressive free love ideas about sex itself with his traditional ideas about gender roles and his leaning toward homophobia The conclusion Jill arrives at here is that a sex and desire are good b women are the spectacle never the spectator and c lesbianism is completely taboo even for someone who is otherwise interested in opening herself up to sexual love in its many forms This one scene simply brings together these ideas that recur throughout the second half of the book Repeatedly it is made clear that homosexual behavior is a danger for Mike to avoid and that women s role in sexual behavior is essentially passive 4 The emphasis on self whether in self love self pleasure self control There are two basic ideas here One is stated by Patricia Paiwonski Mike s first convert who says God wants us to be Happy and He told us how Love one another Love a snake if the poor thing needs love Love thy neighbor And by love He didn t mean namby pamby old maid love that s scared to look up from a hymn book for fear of seeing a temptation of the flesh If God hated flesh why did He make so much of it Love little babies that always need changing and love strong smelly men so that there will be babies to love and in between go on loving because it s so good to love 288 Love is wonderful love is a good goal but this is a love I am suspicious of for it is a love based on feeling good based on happiness There s nothing wrong with feeling good and being happy of course but if feeling good and being happy are the primary goals of life then that opens the door for abuses of others in the name of love or happiness and seems a rather meaningless goal in and of itself Hedonism alone is not enough for me The second basic idea is Mike s final message to the people The Truth is simple but the Way of Man is hard First you must learn to control your self The rest follows Blessed is he who knows himself and commands himself for the world is his and love and happiness and peace walk with him wherever he goes 429 Again this is not a bad goal for once finally Mike brings a message of personal responsibility to add to the free love and grokking that has constituted most of the rest of the book However to expect the rest to follow from that kind of responsibility and self control is just silly This is The Secret this is name it and claim it theology this is bullshit Like the idea that God wants us to be happy so if we all try to live for our own happiness it will all work out this is a philosophy that believes that YOU are the center of the universe that everything will work out for the best This is the complete opposite of the philosophy provided in Kurt Vonnegut s Sirens of Titan Vonnegut also emphasizes love and finding a kind of happiness but in his universe those things are refuges in the midst of chaos small things we can each do to make the world we live in a little better a little livable not means to become masters of the universe For Heinlein God moves from out there to in here validating each individual person s individual desire and decision for Vonnegut there is no God not out there and not in here For me that is much appealing

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Stranger in a Strange Land characters Ä 0 Returned to Earth Among his people for the first time he struggles to understand the social s and prejudices of hum. Note Original pub date is 1961Fuck you Heinlein That s like 3 or 4 hours of my life I m NEVER GETTING BACK This isn t a book it s a pompous recitation of every one of your pet peeves and pet theories delivered through the mouths of your utterly two dimensional characters during the course of a nonexistent plot You can throw all the orgies and kinky sex you want in there but it doesn t make your book edgy or profound and it sure doesn t make you a good writer Although bonus hilarity points to Mr Heinlein for putting tons of lesbian stuff in there but going out of his way to say that the men don t touch each other AT ALL because that would totally be GAY and I M TOTALLY NOT INTO THAT OKAY HEY HOW BOUT THEM NAKED CHICKS Yeah whatever Heinlein Go tend to your masculine insecurities elsewhereOk moving on