From Mark G.:
What follows began life as an impromptu lecture I gave a group of West Point cadets the morning after we'd made a staff ride of the Antietam battlefield. After dinner we'd gone to see--you guessed it--the film Starship Troopers, which had just opened. The talk was so effective that when I got home I tried to recreate it on a web page. I guess I succeeded. It still gets lots of comment.
Starship Troopers, Civic Virtue, and the American Civil War