Heinlein has his mouthpieces explicitly reject the concepts of natural rights, the moral sense, and altruism. They advocate a Hobbesian world-view in which the state is the source of all rights and duties, the survival of the species is the ultimate value, and, strangely, self-interest is the only natural motive the individual human being has. It is an evil philosophy, masterfully presented. It won a Hugo Award.
Year Read: 2001
Libertarian Essays by Roy Halliday
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