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June 12, 2010, 5:51 am

Yglesias links this appreciation of the great “Starship Troopers.” One of my all-time favorites, not least because of Casper van Dien’s teeth.

[E]ven though it was produced in 1997—and based on a Robert Heinlein novel from 1959—Starship Troopers is such a clean, strong, almost direct post-9/11 allegory that Verhoeven and Neumeier had to have seen what was coming.

It’s remarkable how the satire, which seemed over-the-top at the time, now looks like it didn’t go far enough.

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