Aug 192011

Starship Troopers cover

Anyone who clings to the historically untrue — and thoroughly immoral — doctrine that “violence never solves anything” I would advise to conjure up the ghosts of Napoleon Bonaparte and of the Duke of Wellington and let them debate it. The ghost of Hitler could referee, and the jury might well be the Dodo, the Great Auk, and the Passenger Pigeon. Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and freedoms.

Source: Professor (Lt. Col. (Ret.)) Jean V. Dubois
Book: Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein – Page: 26

  5 Responses to “Quote: Violence Never Solves Anything?”

  1. are you reading this book now?

  2. Yes, hope to finish it this weekend while we are in Boise

  3. I don’t think I’ve read it. Let me know if it’s any good….

  4. You should read the Dune Trilogy. That’s about 8-9 books now.

  5. Just finished book 1, really liked it. Hope to get to more of them

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