Well, not really. The governemnt in Starship Troopers, which DOES have a lot of good points, isn't ruled by any "elite" group unless you consider the current system in the US to be elite based on age, etc. ANYONE had the right to vote once they demonstrated that they put the safety of the populace ahead of their own via a term of civil service - that is usually very dangerous - not less that two years in length. Neat idea, but not perfect.84 C4 said:I support the Timocracy: "rule by the elite," if you've read the book (not the movie, but it does briefly touch on it) Starship Troopers, you'll know what I mean.
I suggest that ANYONE who reads Heinlein's "Starship Troopers" also follows it up by reading "The Forever War" by Haldeman. (I think that is the right author.) That'll give you both sides of the coin in a manner of speaking.