Heinlein was more prescient than anyone knew

Elections are won not by converting the opposition but by getting out your own vote, and Scudder’s organization did just that. According to histories I studied at Boondock, the election … turned out 63 percent of the registered voters (which in turn was less than half of those eligible to register); the True American party (Nehemiah Scudder) polled 27 percent of the popular vote…

–Robert A. Heinlein, To Sail Beyond the Sunset, 1987 (h/t Glenn Hauman)

You know what this means, right? Robert Heinlein successfully predicted the Crazification Factor a full 18 years before it was described by Tyrone and reported in the literature by John Rogers. The man really was a genius.


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