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|Communist||world||1982||Bishop, Michael. The Secret Ascension; or, Philip K. Dick is Dead, Alas. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 326.||"Apparently, her marriage to Bertholt, along with certain other historic events, had tempered both her xenophobia and her zealous anticommunism. "|
|Communist||world||1984||Orwell, George. Nineteen Eighty-Four. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World (1949); pg. 185.|| "
OF OLIGARCHICAL COLLECTIVISM
Throughout recorded time, and probably since the end of the Neolithic Age, there have been three kinds of people in the world, the High, the Middle, and the Low. They have been subdivided in many ways, they have borne countless different names, and their relative numbers, as well as their attitude toward one another, have varied from age to age; but the essential structue of society has never altered... "
|Communist||world||1984||Orwell, George. Nineteen Eighty-Four. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World (1949); pg. 197.||"Under this lies a fact never mentioned aloud, but tacitly understood and acted upon: namely, that the conditions of life in all three superstates are very much the same. In Oceania the prevailing philosophy is called Ingsoc, in Eurasia it is called Neo-Bolshevism, and in Eastasia it is called by a Chinese name usually translated as Death-worship, but perhaps better rendered as Obliteration of the Self. The citizen of Oceania is not allowed to know anything of the tenets of the other two philosophies, but he is taught to execrate them as barbarous outrages upon morality and common sense. Actually, the three philosophies are barely distinguishable, and the social systems which they support are not distinguishable at all. Everywhere there is the same... worship of a semi-divine leader, the same economy existing by and for continuous warfare. It follows that the three superstates not only cannot conquer one another, but would gain no advantage by doing so. "|
|Communist||world||1984||Sheckley, Robert. "The Life of Anybody " (published 1984) in The Norton Book of Science Fiction (Ursula K. Le Guin & Brian Atterbery, editors). New York: W. W. Norton & Co. (1993); pg. 570.||"I prayed for something to happen. Air raid--sneak Commie attack--us a typical American family caught in the onrush of great events. "|
|Communist||world||1986||Anderson, Jack. Control. New York: Kensington Publishing Corp. (1988); pg. 322.||"The purpose was to offer 'all Detroit churches access to television,' said the distinguished cleric. The Reverend Billy Bob broke in with a hostile question: Was the Reverend Templeton's church affiliated with the World Council of Churches? It was, confirmed Templeton. The Reverend Billy Bob laughed contemptuously. The World Council was a communist front, he snorted. "|
|Communist||world||1986||Martin, George R. R. "From the Journal of Xavier Desmond " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 125.||"Why must we draw these lines, these fine distinctions, these labels and barriers that set us apart? Ace and nat and joker, capitalist and communist, Catholic and Protestant... "|
|Communist||world||1988||Godwin, P. Waiting for the Galactic Bus. New York: Doubleday (1988); pg. 40.||"Give us a hero, Sweet White Lord. Someone to look up to who'll waste those rich wimps and Commoniss niggers and Jews without even thinking twice. " [The character with these thoughts is part of the Christian Identity movement.]|
|Communist||world||1990||Dick, Philip K. The Man in the High Castle. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons (1962); pg. 83.||"'...They [Germans] saved the world from Communism. We'd be living under Red rule now, if it wasn't for germany. we'd be worse off.' "|
|Communist||world||1992||Anthony, Piers and Philip Jose Farmer. The Caterpillar's Question. New York: Ace Books (1992); pg. 130.||"Jack thought that no group, or individual, for that matter, believed that it was doing evil. Did Hitler or Stalin or Mao believe that he was evil? No. What they did was for the good of the group they ruled. Or so they believed. Apparently, though, the Imago could perceive what and who was truly good. "|
|Communist||world||1992||Barnes, John. Kaleidoscope Century. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 86.||"The Pentagon had decided that Russia was still Soviet even if it wasn't Communist anymore, and that the Unaffiliated Republics didn't look as unaffiliated as they first had--especially after the coups that added Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Romania to the Free Soviet Association. Lots of panicking and running around in circles screaming among the brass and at the State Department, I guess. Down at my level, it just meant that we would be moving 'forward'--closer to Russia--and that meant the bast outside Prague. "|
|Communist||world||1994||Delacorte, Peter. Time On My Hands. New York: Scribner (1997); pg. 22.||Pg. 22: "...not a Communist--and not only can't he get Doe's name right, but he confuses him with a Chinese guy who happens to by synonymous with Communism. "; Pg. 133: "'It seems to me,' Bill Wadsworth was saying, 'that there's a useful lesson in this for the rest of Europe. God knows I don't condone loss of life in any form, but what happened over the weekend has got to be sobering to the Communists everything. It's got to make them think twice, don't you think?.. Gabriel, there's no denying the Communists were a dominating force in the Republican government. A man like Franco, who I believe is a true democrat as well as a patriot...' "; Pg. 134: Stalin [Much more here, elsewhere, e.g., pg. 347, 356-359.]|
|Communist||world||1994||Morrow, James. Towing Jehovah. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1994); pg. 86.||"...then more denials still (communism's last gasp, the Colossus of Rhodes emerging from the seabed... "|
|Communist||world||1994||Morrow, James. Towing Jehovah. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1994); pg. 114.||"'Why, oh, why, are you wasting your time like this?' Winston Hawke, an intense, nervous little man for whom the collapse of Soviet communism merely heralded the True Revolution to come, sprang to his feet. 'The Baptists are taking over,' cried the Marxist, 'the yokels are on the march, the yahoos are at the gates, and you're giving us a lot of... about a supertanker!' "|
|Communist||world||1995||Bradbury, Ray. "The Witch Door " in Quicker Than the Eye. New York: Avon Books (1996; c. 1995); pg. 154.||"'Sure, but she should keep her mouth shut. It doesn't pay now to say you're a Socialist, Democrat, Libertarian, Pro-Life Abortionist, Sinn Fein Fascist, Commie, any damn thing...' "|
|Communist||world||1995||Chalker, Jack L. The Cybernetic Walrus (Book One of The Wonderland Gambit). New York: Ballantine (1995); pg. 64.||"There were do-it-yourself alternative histories--what if Communism had won the cold war? What if the Nazis had won World War Two? "|
|Communist||world||1995||Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 135.||"On the vilification channels, protected by the First Amendment, she, Vaygay, der Heer, and to a lesser extent Peter Valerian were being castigated for a variety of offenses, including atheism, communism, and hoarding the Message for themselves. In her opinion, Vaygay wasn't much of a Communist... "|
|Communist||world||1996||Bear, Greg. The Forge of God. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 268.||"'You know, I said I was a radical. It was my sister who was the real radical. She went to Cuba. She has a complete set of Lenin and Marx on her bookshelves. She loves Shoshone [small town in California] as much as I do, but she had to leave. We think she's in Angola. Lord, what a place to be now. Me, I'm just a capitalist like all the rest.' "|
|Communist||world||1996||Fry, Stephen. Making History. New York: Random House (1996); pg. 67.|| "'...You know in the camps there was a purple triangle too.'
'Really? Who for?'
'Take a guess.'
...'That wasn't the Gypsies?'
'Er . . . criminals then?'
'No, no.' "
|Communist||world||1996||Fry, Stephen. Making History. New York: Random House (1996); pg. 231.||Pg. 231: "...the very spot where Count Arco-Valley had drawn his pistol and shot the Jew Communist Kurt Eisner dead... "; Pg. 233: "Thrill to the Ape-Cat-Boy! Gasp at the Ambiguities of the Marxist Anti-Communist! " [Other refs., not in DB.]|
|Communist||world||1996||Hauman, Glenn. "On the Air " in The Ultimate X-Men (Stan Lee, ed.) New York: Berkley (1996); pg. 161.||"'Super-villain.' Dumb phrase. Simplistic mentality. Think about it. Nikita Khruschev stood on the floor of the UN and said he wanted Communism to encircle the globe. Did anybody ever call him a super-villain. Of course not. If somebody feels required to break a person's entire history and belief system into one word, I don't want to discuss politics with them. "|
|Communist||world||1996||Ing, Dean. Systemic Shock. New York: Tor (original 1981; 1st Tor edition 1992); pg. 6.||"On Tuesday, August 6 , a tremendous explosion had been noted by a US satellite over India's coastal state of Gujarat. It was no coincidence that Gujarat lay directly across the Arabian Sea from the source of India's, and China's, oil. Within hours the United States had stood accused... The RUS [Russian Union of Soviets] backed US denials; not merely because Russians had in fact done the job themselves, but for a much better reason: The RUS craved Western support against the communists next door. "|
|Communist||world||1996||Morrow, James. "Abe Lincoln in McDonald's " in Bible Stories for Adults. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1996); pg. 159.|| "'A spectre is haunting Europe,' she read, 'the spectre of Communism.'
The flames spelled out COMMUNISM. "
|Communist||world||1997||Bova, Ben. "Remember, Caesar " in Twice Seven. New York: Avon Books (1998; c. 1997); pg. 237.||[Epigraph] "We have never renounced the use of terror
--Vladimir Ilyich Lenin "
|Communist||world||1997||Byrne, John. Wonder Woman: Gods and Goddesses. Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing (1997); pg. 74-75.||"'There are a million reasons people hate Jews,' Esther said... 'But not one of them is real. Do you know, there used to be talk of a Jewish-Communist conspiracy. In Russia, the Jews were persecuted as maybe nowhere else outside Nazi Germany, and yet people would look at the bad things in the world and say it was a Jewish-Communist conspiracy?' "|
|Communist||world||1999||Banks, Iain. The Business. New York: Simon & Schuster (1999); pg. 128.||Pg. 128: "'See this?' he patted what looked like a load of long, open pipes mounted on a trailer. 'Stalin's organ pipes, they used to call these. The Wehrmacht were terrified of them. So were the Red Army; used to fall short too often. You can't get the rockets any more but I'm having a bunch of them made.' "; Pg. 132: "'...You've got to have competition. You've got to have winners and losers. You can't just even everybody out; that's what the Communists thought you could do, and look what happened to them.' "|
|Communist||world||1999||Koman, Victor. Jehovah Contract. New York: Franklin Watts (1984); pg. 154.|| "'I suppose this anti-American mystical babble will end with you describing how communism is a superior form of government because it's free of religious taint.'
Russell smiled that beautiful smile. 'Actually, Beaver, despite their profesed and offical atheism, the Communist bloc natios were seized and are still controlled by an ancient hierarchy of renegade druids. Holy men who betrayed their Goddess to seek power and conquest through magick.' "
|Communist||world||1999||Koman, Victor. Jehovah Contract. New York: Franklin Watts (1984); pg. 203.||"Priests and ministers implicated our campaign with the international Satanist/Communist/Corporate/Secular Humanist conspiracy. "|
|Communist||world||1999||Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 413.|| "...its [the Machine's] first full trial back in 1999.
...Here again the demonic initiatives had been forestalled... in Godless Russia through the confounding of Communist scientists by the Divine Grace. "
|Communist||world||2000||Barnes, John. "Upon Their Backs, to Bite 'Em " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 324.||"ATN already had some pretty grim member timelines--some descended from Nazi and Communist world-states that liberalized... "|
|Communist||world||2000||Dick, Philip K. "The Second Variety " in The Best of Philip K. Dick. New York: Ballantine (1977; story c. 1953); pg. 22.||[Year estimated.] "The Soviet Union had gained great initial success, usually with the side that got the war going. Most of North America had been blasted off the map... " [Many other refs., throughout story, not in DB, to Russians and Soviets.]|
|Communist||world||2000||Knight, Damon. Rule Golden in Three Novels. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (c. 1954); pg. 67.||"Russia's delegate to the United Nations, who had been larding his speeches with mock-sympathetic references to the Western nations' difficulties, arose on the 9th and delivered a furious three-hour tirade accusing the entire non-Communist world of cowardly cryptofascistic biological warfare against the Soviet Union and the People's Republics of Europe and Asia. "|
|Communist||world||2001||Callenbach, Ernest. Ecotopia. New York: Tor (1977; c. 1975); pg. 188.||"She is powerful as a person, not as a bureaucrat or the head of an institution. Difficult to express. (Have heard that some of the old-time communist leaders, Ho Chi Minh and Mao Tse-tung, had this quality too.) "|
|Communist||world||2002||Bear, Greg. Vitalis. New York: Ballantine (2002); pg. 210.||"'Marx, Trotsky, Sinoviev, Kamanev . . . The Communists were empowered by world Jewry, by Jews who hated themselves and their race!... The Jews orchestrated their own demise, bit by bit--and blamed it on Hitler, but it was also Stalin who killed so many, who killed all but one of the Jews around him, sent them to Siberia, and who put him in power? Jews. Who spied for him? Communist Jews. The Rosenbergs, Ted hall . . . Jews! Damn the Jews!' " [More.]|
|Communist||world||2002||Bear, Greg. Vitalis. New York: Ballantine (2002); pg. 297.||"Joe Stalin... 'He'd already killed millions,' Ben said, voice tinged with that odd wonder that comes over male historians when they contemplate vast atrocities. 'He wiped out the Soviet military leadership. He's going to make a pact with Hitler to gain some time, then Hitler will invade Russia. In the next en years, almost thirty million people will die, some say fifty million, some say more...' "|
|Communist||world||2003||Barnes, John. Kaleidoscope Century. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 105.||"There were rumors that this new Pope, Paul John Paul, was going to do something for world peace. One of my contacts had laughed and said he must have some divisions no one had heard about. I looked at him blankly, and he tried to explain it was some kind of old joke going back to Stalin. "|
|Communist||world||2003||Knight, Damon. The Observers. New York: Tor (1988); pg. 95.||Pg. 79: "'...Communist China... Because that's the specter of international world totalitarian Communism that's been hanging over us for a century. That's what they really want... They want to put an end to freedom in the world; they want to put you and your children under the Communist yoke unto the thousandth generation...' "; Pg. 95: "'...This damn thing is a time bomb. I could wake up in six weeks feeling good about communism.' "|
|Communist||world||2004||Dick, Philip K. The Zap Gun. New York: Bluejay Books (1985; c. 1965); pg. 125.||Pg. 125: "They knew, as Lars himself knew, that their destiny lay in the hands of halfwits. It was as simple as that. Halfwits in both East and West, halfwits like Marshal Paponovich and General Nitz . . . . halfwits, he realized, and felt his ears sear and flame red, like himself. It was the sheer mortality of the leadership that frightened the ruling circles. The last 'superman,' the final Man of Iron, had been Josef Stalin. Since then--puny mortals, job-holders who made deals. "; Pg. 142: Stalin|
|Communist||world||2010||Brunner, John. The Sheep Look Up. New York: Harper & Row (1972); pg. 96.||"Mainly they were the former radical students for whom it had become a matter of principle to say, 'Yes, I'm a commie!' That habit had followed the Vietnam disaster... "|
|Communist||world||2010||Brunner, John. The Sheep Look Up. New York: Harper & Row (1972); pg. 306.||"'...along with every other thinker who's had a major influence on the modern world--Lenin, Gandhi, Mao and the rest...''|
|Communist||world||2010||Brunner, John. The Sheep Look Up. New York: Harper & Row (1972); pg. 410.||"'...But alas there are some among us who bear the name 'American' and are traitors, determined to overthrow the legitimate government... Some of them adhere to alien creeds, the communism of Marx and Mao...' "|
|Communist||world||2010||Brunner, John. The Sheep Look Up. New York: Harper & Row (1972); pg. 421.||" . . . include prima facie but not ipso facto the following: (a) Homosexuality or gross indecency with another male person; (b) Possession of or trading in an illegal narcotic or other drug; (c) Living upon the earnings of prostitution; (d) Membership in the Communist Party or one of its front organizations...; (e) 'Trainism'; (f) Advocating the violent overthrow of the government... "|
|Communist||world||2011||Willis, Connie. "The Last of the Winnebagos " in Impossible Things. New York: Bantam (1994; story copyright 1988); pg. 21.||"Yeah, I knew. It was the communists' fault, and it didn't matter that all their dogs had died, too, because he would say their chemical warfare had gotten out of hand or that everybody knows commies hate dogs. "|
|Communist||world||2015||Leiber, Fritz. The Wanderer. New York: Walker & Co. (1964); pg. 79.||"Fritz Scher sat stiffly at his desk in the long room at the Tidal Institute at Hamburg, West Germany... 'Thos Americans! Their presence is needful to hold the Communist swines in check, but what an intellectual degradation to the Fatherland!' "|
|Communist||world||2018||Bova, Ben. Voyager II: The Alien Within. New York: Tor (1986); pg. 31.||"...An Linh Laguerre... She had been born twenty-eight years earlier in a refugee camp in Thailand, a few miles from the border of Kampuchea, where Vietnamese troops and hard-eyed Communist administrators were turning the former Cambodia into an unwilling, starving colony of Vietnam. Millions had been killed in the years of fighting and massacres, and millions more had been driven from their homes, struggling desperately over shattered highways and tortuous jungle trails toward the relative safety of independent Thailand. " [More.]|
|Communist||world||2020||Dick, Philip K. Clans of the Alphane Moon. Boston, MA: G.K. Hall (1979; c. 1964); pg. 17.||"His job, and he personally enjoyed it very much was the programming of simulacra from the Cheyenne government's intelligence agency for its unending propaganda programs, its agitation against the ring of Communist states which surrounded the USA. He personally believed deeply in his work, but by no rationalization could it be called either a high-paying calling or a noble one; the programming which he concocted--to say the least--was infantile, spurious and biased. The main appeal was to school children both in the USA and in the neighboring Communist states, and to the great masses of adults of low educational background. "|
|Communist||world||2020||Dick, Philip K. Clans of the Alphane Moon. Boston, MA: G.K. Hall (1979; c. 1964); pg. 79.||"'...And these high Commie party officials with marital problems keep coming to it--' " [Other refs., not in DB.]|
|Communist||world||2020||Maggin, Elliot S. Kingdom Come. New York: Time Warner (1998); pg. 111.||"...childhood refugee from both Hitlerian fascism and Stalinist communism... "|
|Communist||world||2020||Watson, Ian. The Flies of Memory. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers (1990); pg. 118.||"An agronomist from former Karl-Marx-Stadt, and still a faithful communist, Hannelore was a harsh-faced woman with coal-black hair and smouldery eyes. 'Right now thousands of babies are being born into pitiful conditions in Africa, and no one applauds. I have been there. I have seen the deserts. That is why I am going to Mars.' " [Communists appear to be mentioned frequently in book, but usually not by name. As always, refs. to Communists or Communism are not by name not in DB.]|
|Communist||world||2025||Cool, Tom. Infectress. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 89.|| "Jon scoffed. 'You ever read George Orwell's 1984?... You should read it. There's this totalitarian state where everybody is monitored constantly. Well, not constantly. Everyone is almost always in the range of microphones and cameras--'
Scott chuckled. 'Sounds like Taradyne!'
'Exactly,' Joe said. 'I remembered the book when we wired Meta for vision, so I reread it. In the book, there's not enough manpower to watch all the monitors all the time, but the people never know when they're being watched, so they have to keep poker faces and toe the party line all the time. Now imagine a totalitarian state that had Meta--or a bunch of Metas--that could watch everyone all the time. That could make reasoned decisions about their behavior. A state like Stalin's Russia, or Ceaucescu's Rumania, or Kim Il Sung's Korea, or Bao Dung's China.' "
|Communist||world||2028||Barnes, John. Mother of Storms. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 50.||"Hitler, Stalin, Roosevelt, and Churchill tried to rebuild the center, but to do it they had to let radios into everyone's house, and there is no point in being Pope if you've got to touch the beggars personally; the increased contact of the center with the periphery onlyhastened its dissolution. "|
|Communist||world||2028||Barnes, John. Mother of Storms. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 94.||"It will certainly put her in the history books. She'll beat Hitler, Stalin, and Mao combined. "|
|Communist||world||2028||Barnes, John. Mother of Storms. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 325.||"She's heard stories that back in the old days there were refugees from Russia who lived for years on the largess of anti-communists... "|
|Communist||world||2030||Disch, Thomas M. On Wings of Song. New York: St. Martin's Press (1978); pg. 109.||"She promised that no sanctums would be violated, that her film would do for him what Eisenstein had done for Stalin, what Riefenstahl had done for Hitler. She adored him, and wanted the world to kneel beside her... "|
|Communist||world||2030||McAuley, Paul J. Fairyland. New York: Avon Books (1997; c 1995); pg. 122.||"But there's also the Europe of the Fourth World, the Europe of the dispossessed, the people of the fringe. Half the population of the old Communist Bloc countries have been displaced by civil wars, and their numbers are swollen by refugees from the economic and ecological disasters in Africa... "|
|Communist||world||2030||Sawyer, Robert J. Flashforward. New York: Tor (2000; c. 1999); pg. 156.||"Cuba was no longer Communist; China was the last remaining Communist country... "|
|Communist||world||2039||Jones, Gwyneth. White Queen. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 235.|| "'That's some obscure recognition for a young newshound. I didn't know you were a Catholic, Johnny.'
'I'm not--' He broke off... 'It's an Italian name, isn't it? What did you think I was, a bloody commie?' "
|Communist||world||2040||Dick, Philip K. "Orpheus with Clay Feet " in The Minority Report and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick. New York: Kensington (2002; c. 1963); pg. 300.||"'...And if you fail to uninspire Hitler, we'll try you on Stalin, and if you fail to uninspire Stalin--' "|
|Communist||world||2040||Pohl, Frederik. Man Plus. New York: Random House (1976); pg. 16, 32.||Pg. 16: "'Well, he went on, 'things have changed. The Free World has had bad times. Once you get off our own North American continent, what have you got? Collectivist dictatorships everywhere you look, bar one or two holdouts like Sweden and Israel. I'm not here to rake up ancient history. What's done is done, and ther's no point blaming anybody. Everybody knows who lost China and gave Cuba to the other side. We know what administration let England and Pakistan fall...' "; Pg. 32: "'...If you've been reading the papers you know that the Chicoms have been talking about the wonders of increased food production they would bring the world by applying Sinkiang Province farming techniques to the Australian outback...' " ['Chicoms' is a word formed from 'Chinese' and 'Communist']|
|Communist||world||2045||Barton, William. Acts of Conscience. New York: Warner Books (1997); pg. 23.||"By the middle of the twenty-first century, all the other great federative superpowers of the world [other than the U.S.] had come apart, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics breaking up into its fifteen constituent states, trying to maintain the fiction of something called the CIS. Siberia breaking free of the Russian Federation, then collapsing into six smaller nations. "|
|Communist||world||2048||Barnes, John. Kaleidoscope Century. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 214.||"...he'd about conquered the world of cybertao before Ecucatholic memes had turned up to fight back, quickly joined by Sunni and Shi'ite memes and the mad-dog guerrilla memes called Freecybers. Now the whole First Generation--cybertao, Ecucatholicism, RPs, Newcommies, Freecybers, Slammes, every meme that had begun the battle--was long extinct, except copies in museums. "|
|Communist||world||2050||Farmer, Philip Jose. Dayworld Rebel. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons (1987); pg. 128.||"Who could have prediced that, in the early part of the twenty-first century, gunpowder and rocket fuel would be unusable in war? Or that in World War III internal combustion engines could be rendered inoperable? Or that the chief weapons would be, in the early stages of the war, swords, spears, crossbows, gas-powered guns, lasters, and steam-operated machine guns?... Who could have forseen that the chairman of the Communist party of China, Wang Shen, would see the potential in this change of transportation and weaponry and would declare war on the U.S.S.R.? Or that, in twelve years, using the armies of the conquered countries, Wang Shen would conquer the world and establish a world government? Or that his son, Sin Tzu, would found the New Era, an age that renounced the ideologies of communism and capitalism except as they applied to this brave new world? "|
|Communist||world||2075||Asimov, Isaac. "Let's Get Together " in The Complete Robot. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1982; c. 1956); pg. 157.||[Year est.] "It was a cultural habit of this generation and the one preceding. No one said the 'East' or the 'Reds' or the 'Soviets' or the 'Russians' any more. That would have been too confusing, since some of Them weren't of the East, weren't Reds, Soviets, and especially not Russians. It was much simpler to say We and They, and much more precise.
Travelers had frequently reported that they did the same in reverse. Over there, They were 'We' (in the appropriate language) and We were 'They.'
Scarcely anyone gave though to such things any more. It was all quite comfortable and casual. There was no hatred, even. At the beginning, it had been called a Cold War. Now it was only a game, almost a good-natured game, with unspoken rules and a kind of decency about it.
...The map hadn't changed much in a century. The loss of Formosa and the gain of East Germany some eighty years before had been the last territorial switch of importance. " [Other refs.]
|Communist||world||2095||Heinlein, Robert A. "'If This Goes On--' " in Revolt in 2100. New York: Baen (1981; story copyright 1940); pg. 110.||"In essence, a dictator's strength depends not upon guns but on the faith his people place in him. This had been true of Caesar, of Napoleon, of Hitler, of Stalin. "|
|Communist||world||2100||Asimov, Isaac. "The Ugly Little Boy " in Nine Tomorrows. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1959; story c. 1958); pg. 217.||[Year estimated.] "'You mean, reality heals itself?'
'In a manner of speaking. Abstract a human from Time or send one back, and you make a larger wound. If the individual is an ordinary one, that wound still heals itself. Of course, there are a great many people who write to us each day and want us to bring Abraham Lincoln into the present, or Mohammed, or Lenin. That can't be done, of course. Even if we could find them, the change in reality in moving one of the history molders would be too great to be healed...' "
|Communist||world||2100||Heinlein, Robert A. Starship Troopers. New York: Ace Books (1987; 1st ed. 1959); pg. 75.|| "He had been droning along about 'value,' comparing the Marxist theory with the orthodox 'use' theory. Mr. Dubois had said, 'Of course, the Marxist definition of value is ridiculous. All the work one cares to add will not turn a mud pie into an apple tart; it remains a mud pie, value zero. By corollary, unskillful work can easily subtract value; an untalented cook can turn wholesome dough and fresh green apples, valuable already, into an inedible mess, value zero. Conversely, a great chef can fashion of those same materials a confection of greater value than a commonplace apple tart, with no more effort than an ordinary cook uses to prepare an ordinary sweet.